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Richard Russo

Praise for Richard Russo's work


“A cohesive and astute collection of short stories...Getting into the minds of Russo's characters, no matter their background, is a singular satisfying journey. Very few writers so thoroughly embrace human foibles, or present them in such an accepting and empathic manner."Booklist, Starred Review

"Four brief but potent and surprising tales...Russo rarely wastes a word, interweaving details and dialogue into master classes on storytelling."Kirkus, Starred Review

"The four stories in Russo's new collection are all winners...Russo develops these stories with smooth assurance, allowing readers to discover layers of meaning in his perfectly calibrated narration."Publishers Weekly


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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