From the FBF Library! Empire Falls by Richard Russo

1 copy will be given away on Friday, May 19, 2017 along with some awesome FBF Swag!

We’re giving away some cool FBF swag along with our Library book this week. 1 lucky winner will receive the book plus: 1 FBF Bookplate, 1 FBF Bookmark, and 1 FBF Pen, created especially for our readers!

About the Book:

Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by 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 noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

Empire Falls was also adapted into an HBO mini-series, starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt.

About the Author:

In addition to The Whore’s ChildRICHARD RUSSO is the author of nine novels, most recently the best-selling Everybody’s Fool and That Old Cape Magic, and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Giveaway info:

Title: Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Vintage

1 copy (along with FBF swag) will be given away on Friday, May 19, 2017!

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4 Responses to From the FBF Library! Empire Falls by Richard Russo

  1. gary quintard May 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm #


  2. gary quintard May 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    great contest!!

  3. Linda Asmussen May 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I want to read Richard Russo’s work.

  4. Lynn B May 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm #