Book List in Order: 17 titles

  • A Vintage Shorts Short Story original.   David and Ellie didn’t realize how much they have missed their friends, two other couples who had moved out of their modest neighborhood in a desert city for the comforts of the suburbs, until the day of D...


  • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo--in his first stand-alone novel in a decade--comes a new revelation: a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship One beautiful September day, three sixty-seven-year old men conve...


  • In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors -- including Alice Walker, Richard Rus...


  • Following the best-selling Everybody's Fool, a new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls--is also a master of this genre. Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bea...


  • Following the best-selling Everybody's Fool, a new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls--is also a master of this genre. Russo's characters in these four expansive stories...


  • In these pages, Richard Russo returns to North Bath, the Rust Belt town first brought to unforgettable life in "Nobody’s Fool." Now, ten years later, Doug Raymer has become the chief of police and is tormented by the improbable death of his wife --...


  • A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious if distracted fifth-grader starts to daydream about baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo ...


  • In this warm, bighearted novella, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo ("Nobody's Fool," "Straight Man," "Empire Falls") transports his characters from the working-class East Coast of his novels to one of Europe's most romantic cities. In classic Russ...


  • In what many perceive as a coldly relentless digital age, Pulitzer-prize winning author Richard Russo has teamed up with his daughter, artist Kate Russo, to present this tribute to the printed book. This handsome and inventive format—four individua...






  • Following Bridge of Sighs--a national best seller hailed by The Boston Globe as "an astounding achievement" and "a masterpiece"--Richard Russo gives us the story of a marriage, and of all the other ties that bind, from parents and in-laws to children...


  • Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's af...


  • Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling Empire Falls—also named the year’s best novel by Time—Richard Russo now focuses, in his first book of short fiction, on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. With a fluency of tone that...


  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington PostWelcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themsel...


  • Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Richard explores these lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions ...


  • In this uproarious new novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak. Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded colle...


  • This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story. Divorced from hi...


  • 480 pp. "This second novel from the author of "Mohawk" offers a Dickensian plot concerning the introspective Ned and his attempt to win the favor of his father, whose total disregard for all rules of decorum, safety and common sense have landed him a...