Thursday, November 5, 2015
How did I miss Richard Russo?
So I looked at the library catalogue and ordered a few more. It turns out he's both a screenwriter and a novelist and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel "Empire Falls." There are also several movies out based on his books.
His most recent work, which I got from the library is "Elsewhere" and happens to be memoir of his life and relationships. I enjoyed finding out about his life and the ways it intersects with the novel I'd just finished.
Now I"m deep into "Bridge of Sighs" and I liking this too. His engaging style and gentle pacing are just what I'm wanting now. He writes from his experience growing up in mill towns in upstate New York. Probably you know of his work, but if not, check it out.