Elsewhere: A memoir

Elsewhere: A memoir

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A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction

An NPR Best Book of 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo turns to memoir in this hilarious and bittersweet account of his lifelong bond with his high-strung, spirited mother—and the small town she spent her life trying to escape. Anyone familiar with Russo’s novels will recognize Gloversville—once famous for producing nine out of ten dress gloves in the United States. By the time Rick was born, ladies… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

He has written an emotionally literate, crystalline, and moving memoir.

If Elsewhere sounds bleak, that's because it is. But it's also one of the most honest, moving American memoirs in years.

Redemption is always the prize in a Russo story. Nowhere do we see that more clearly than in “Elsewhere,” a brave little book in which a writer spins deprivation into advantage, suffering into wisdom, and a broken mother into a muse.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (October 30, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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