richard russo http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1306 and #1307 - Richard Russo http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1306-and-1307-richard-russo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After eight commanding works of fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize </span>Gloversville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - once famous for producing gloves and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, prosperity was replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58676 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1306 and #1307 - Richard Russo Richard Russo http://wamc.org/post/richard-russo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After eight commanding works of fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize </span>Gloversville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - once famous for producing gloves and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, prosperity was replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:04:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56046 at http://wamc.org Richard Russo