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Monday, June 13, 2005

New Book: Empire Falls

Book bought:
Empire Falls by Richard Russo

‘Free buy’ from Dad. Hehe…

Summary taken from the book:

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for twenty 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's 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.

What I think:
The first time I heard about this novel was a few weeks ago when I read an article about it that it was being made into a movie for HBO. It mentioned the story of the book and I thought it was interesting. So then when I went to the library it was at the top of my “to borrow in the library” list, but it was checked out. Well, I got impatient and I saw it at Costco so I thought, “Well, I might as well buy it.” Or rather, ask my dad to buy it for me since I am scint.

I can’t wait to read this book!


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