Book Discussion

“Empire Falls” – Richard Russo

May 19th, 2018
11 am – Libby Branch Library

“Rich, humorous, elegantly constructed. . . . Easily Mr. Russo’s most seductive book thus far.” – The New York Times
This book will make you laugh. And this book will break your heart. It is about the comedy and tragedy of life–some of which we bring on ourselves and some of which just happens. The good. The bad. The in-between. And sometimes the horrific. The story is told through the perspective of one family, broken as they are. Miles Roby and Janine have split up. She is marrying someone else after getting caught having an affair. They have a 16-year-old daughter, Tick, who is like all teenage girls–loveable, hateful, a know-it-all, insecure and still a child at heart. They live in Empire Falls, New York, a gray and gritty town that has fallen on hard times after the shirt factory and mills have closed. –




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