Thursday, May 8, 2008

Non-Required Reading: Empire Falls

Facing a long plane ride later this summer, or need something to keep you occupied before summer classes start? Some of us here thought we'd share recommendations for some recent reads and perennial favorites. Today, Digital Access Librarian Danielle Whren makes a recommendation.
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo

Russo's Pulitizer Prize-winning novel is a look in time at a small, blue-collar town in Maine. Through the eyes of protagonist Miles Roby, the reader sees the people of the town and how they all got where they are now. Russo's excellent character development allows the reader to truly experience the lives of the people living in Empire Falls.
Get it at our library, or from the Enoch Pratt Free Library or your public library at home, wherever that may be.

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