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Richard Russo


"Russo hits his trademark trifecta: satisfying, hilarious, and painlessly profound."—Kirkus, Starred Review

“Triumphant... Russo's reunion with these beloved characters is genius: silly slapstick and sardonic humor play out in a rambling, rambunctious story that poignantly emphasizes that particular brand of loyalty and acceptance that is synonymous with small-town living.” –Booklist, Starred Review

“How could twenty-three years have slipped by since Nobody’s Fool? . . . Russo is probably the best writer of physical comedy that we have [but] even the zaniest elements of the story are interspersed with episodes of wincing cruelty. . . . North Bath is a sleepy little town that never sleeps [and] no tangent ever feels tangential.”—The Washington Post

“Cause for celebration . . . writing that reflects [Russo’s] deep affection for the quotidian and for the best and worst that’s found in every human heart.”—Library Journal

Praise for Richard Russo:

"Russo's 14th book blends everything we love about this author with something provides the familiar pleasure of immersion in the author's distinctive, richly observed world and his inimitable ironic voice."—Kirkus, starred review, on CHANCES ARE...

"Russo takes deep philosophical dives, in the subtlest of ways, into issues of fate and free will and loyalty and lies...this is vintage Russo with a cunning twist."—Booklist, starred review, on CHANCES ARE...

"Getting into the minds of Russo's characters, no matter their background, is a singularly satisfying journey. Very few writers so thoroughly embrace human foibles or present them in such an accepting and empathic manner."—Booklist, Starred Review, on TRAJECTORY

"Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity...A stirring mix of poignancy, drama, and comedy."—The Washington Post, on EMPIRE FALLS

"Russo is one of the best novelists around."—The New York Times Book Review, on EMPIRE FALLS

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