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Launch event for Richard Russo, THE DESTINY THIEF

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00PM
Launch event for Richard Russo, author of THE DESTINY THIEF
A master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EVERYBODY'S FOOL now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living. In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain’s value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, THE DESTINY THIEF reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America’s most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo’s writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the perspective of one of our greatest writers.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524733513
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - May 8th, 2018

Everybody's Fool: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307454829
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

Trajectory: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101971987
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018