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Empire Falls
Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Miles' soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiou...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375726408
ISBN-10: 0375726403
Publication Date: 4/12/2002
Pages: 496
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3.8 stars, based on 625 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Good book about crazy families and how to live with them without throwing yourself into traffic.
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Helpful Score: 6
Very well told story of a small town. Many well-developed characters.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book describes life in the small town of Empire Falls, Maine through the lives of its inhabitants as they struggle to survive - both economically and psychologically - in a town that has seen better days. The book won the Pulitzer Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the year.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent book! The story is easy to follow and very intense in parts.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent character study. This was a great read.
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This was a very enjoyable read. Most books make the characters so perfect in appearance but Russo made the characters believable and not one was perfect. It's a story that goes into the past and back to the present to bring the whole story together. I definitely want to read more of his books.
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enjoyable read
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This is the book on which the HBO series was based. Complex characters paint life in a small town way in vivid colors. You will root for the good,strong characters to succeed and cheer for the controlling types to "get theirs."


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