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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Russo  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Johnstown, New York


-- Richard Russo on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=richard+russo


Illinois Connection

Formerly from Carbondale, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Russo was teaching in the English department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when his first novel, Mohawk was published.


Awards

Pulitzer Prize (Fiction), for Empire Falls, 2002

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No) Contact Information c/o Author Mail Knopf Publishing 299 Park Ave., 4th Floor New York, New York 10171

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bridge of sighs
ISBN: 9781400030903. OCLC Number: 240201586

Vintage Contemporaries,. .

Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lucy is writing the story of his town, his family, and his own life that makes up this rich and mesmerizing novel, interspersed with that of the native son who left so long ago and has never looked back. --Page [4] cover.

Bridge of sighs /
ISBN: 1602527253. OCLC Number: 174053971

Random House Audio ;. .

Lucy and his mother are taking a trip to Italy, where Lucy's oldest friend now lives. The exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the history he's writing of his hometown and family.

Empire falls /
ISBN: 0307275132. OCLC Number: 46863970

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

Milo Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy.

Empire Falls.
ISBN: 1952535581. OCLC Number: 964359356

Atlantic Books,. .

Everybody's fool
ISBN: 9781952535185. OCLC Number: 967879855

Allen & Unwin,. .

The great American master Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, returns to the characters who made Nobody's Fool (1993) a contemporary classic.

Interventions :
ISBN: 1608931854. OCLC Number: 760971793

Down East Books ;. .

Collects a novella and three short stories highlighting the human condition as seen through the lives of ordinary people, including a self-obsessed realtor and a young professor.

Mohawk /
ISBN: 0679753826. OCLC Number: 13796397

Vintage Books,. .

Recounts the triumphs and tragedies of the characters in a small-town in upstate New York.

Mohawk.
ISBN: 1952535557. OCLC Number: 967876333

Allen & Unwin,. .

The much-loved first novel of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.

Nobody's fool /
ISBN: 0739306936. OCLC Number: 52882768

Random House Audio,. .

In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions. He unexpectedly has a chance to make right some of them when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life.

Straight Man.
ISBN: 1952535573. OCLC Number: 967890932

Allen & Unwin,. .

In this uproarious novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak.

That old Cape magic
ISBN: 1400030919. OCLC Number: 464646681

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

The lives of Jack and Joy Griffin always seem to come back to Cape Cod, where they honeymooned, as they experience the ups and downs of life, including the deaths of Jack's parents, the marriage of their daughter, and Jack and Joy's divorce.

The collected stories of Richard Yates /
ISBN: 0413771261. OCLC Number: 59265530

Methuen,. .

The Oxford handbook of substance use and substance use disorders
ISBN: 9780195379747. OCLC Number: 948669883

. .

Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) have been documented in a number of cultures since the beginnings of recorded time and represent major societal concerns in the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders provides comprehensive reviews of key areas of inquiry into the fundamental nature of substance use and SUDs, their features, causes, consequences, course, treatment, and prevention. It is clear that understanding these various aspects of substance use and SUDs requires a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, genetic variation in these acute and chronic effects, and psychological processes in the context of the interpersonal and cultural contexts. Comprising two volumes, this Handbook also highlights a range of opportunities and challenges facing those interested in the basic understanding of the nature of these phenomena and novel approaches to assess, prevent, and treat these conditions with the goal of reducing the enormous burden these problems place on our global society. Chapters in Volume 1 cover the historical and cultural contexts of substance use and its consequences, its epidemiology and course, etiological processes from the perspective of neuropharmacology, genetics, personality, development, motivation, and the interpersonal and larger social environment. Chapters in Volume 2 cover major health and social consequences of substance involvement, psychiatric comorbidity, assessment, and interventions. Each chapter highlights key issues in the respective topic area and raises unanswered questions for future research. All chapters are authored by leading scholars in each topic. The level of coverage is sufficiently deep to be of value to both trainees and established scientists and clinicians interested in an evidenced-based approach.--

The risk pool /
ISBN: 0679753834. OCLC Number: 17803510

Random House,. .

For two decades Ned is shuttled back and forth between his mother, Jenny, and his father, Sam, after Sam abandoned them and now Ned struggles to win his father's affection while avoiding his sins.

The Risk Pool.
ISBN: 9781925575804. OCLC Number: 967876948

Allen & Unwin,. .

A moving and profound tale of family life in upstate New York.

The whore's child :
ISBN: 0375726012. OCLC Number: 48951448

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

A collection of short fiction explores the lives of a variety of characters, including a jaded Hollywood filmmaker, a precocious fifth-grader watching his parents' marriage disintegrate, and a child forced into a harrowing cross-country escape.

The whore's child :
ISBN: 9780307429629. OCLC Number: 681617493

Vintage eBooks,. .

A collection of short fiction explores the lives of a variety of characters, including a jaded Hollywood filmmaker, a precocious fifth-grader watching his parents' marriage disintegrate, and a child forced into a harrowing cross-country escape.