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Richard Russo

THE WHORE’S CHILD (his last short story collection)

“An author whose laid-back understatements can be as sharp as other writers’ boldest declarations…the architect of stories you can’t put down.”Janet Maslin, New York Times

“[Russo] has joined those writers who can be said to have coined their own universe… [He] achieves an emotional balance through his humor and generosity of spirit.”Chicago Sun Times

“The most expansive of contemporary writers.”Rand Richards Cooper, New York Times Book Review

“These beautifully crafted stories, made more appealing by their rueful humor, are the work of a writer at the top of his game.” Carole Goldberg, Hartford Courant

“Powerful and moving…. Russo is a master of the small moment as nuclear explosion, the life-changing turn of the screw.  His writing is unornate, but as authoritative (and cool) as marble.”Diane Roberts, Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

EVERYBODY’S FOOL (his most recent novel)

“[With EVERYBODY’S FOOL] Russo hits his trademark trifecta: satisfying, hilarious, and painlessly profound.” Kirkus, Starred Review

“A madcap romp, weaving mystery, suspense, and comedy in a race to the final pages.”Jennifer Maloney, Wall Street Journal

“An enormous achievement…A world as richly detailed as the one we step into every day of our lives…”T. Coraghessan Boyle, New York Times Book Review

“…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

“Exceptionally rich…entertaining and elegiac…uproarious…Russo at his best.”Kevin Canfield, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[O]ne of those novels that you don’t want to stop reading, but as you near the end you force yourself to put down for a while, just so you can prolong the pleasure of living inside it.”Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

“Russo brings wit and warmth…Once again Russo’s characters are marvelous creatures, endearing in spite of themselves.”People

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