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Empire Falls
Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk, to his most recent, Straight Man—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. — Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679432470
ISBN-10: 0679432477
Publication Date: 5/8/2001
Pages: 496
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4 stars, based on 147 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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Not Russo's best (that would be "The Straight Man," but a good read with vivid characters.
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I have tried to readh this several times and just cannot. someone must like it because it has been made into a t.v. movie.


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