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Publication Order of Nobody's Fool Books

Nobody's Fool (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everybody's Fool (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mohawk (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Risk Pool (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Straight Man (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire Falls (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bridge of Sighs (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Old Cape Magic (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chances Are... (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Mysteries of Linwood Hart (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sh*tshow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Whore's Child and Other Stories (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interventions (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trajectory (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Elsewhere / On Helwig Street (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Destiny Thief (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The O. Henry Prize Anthology Books

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 (By:,,Jennifer Egan,David Guterson) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 (With: ,Ann Patchett) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 (By:Colm Tóibín,,Kevin Brockmeier) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 (By:Ursula K. Le Guin,,,Lily Tuck) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 (By:,,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 (By:,,,Brian Evenson,,,,,,,,,,Lily Tuck) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 (By:Alice Munro,Wendell Berry,KevinWilson,,Anthony Doerr,,,,Lauren Groff) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 (By:Kelly Link,Alice Munro,,,,,,,Lily Tuck) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 (By:Wendell Berry,Ottessa Moshfegh,,,Diane Cook,,,,LydiaFitzpatrick,,,,,,,Shruti Swamy) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Book of Eros: Arts and Letters from Yellow Silk(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Healing Touch(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Richard Russo is a well-established author, who has penned down more than seven bestselling novels including two collections of stories and a memoir as well. In the year 2002, Richard Russo was awarded a Pulitzer Award for Empire Falls. Just like his novel, Nobody’s Fool, Empire Falls was adapted fror a screenplay by HBO. The television film became an award-winning film. Richard Ruso was born and raised in Johnston, New York. After completing his education, Richard Russo joined the University of Arizona where he was awarded an undergraduate degree, Master’s degree and finally a Doctoral degree as well. When his debut novel was published in the year 1986, Russo was a lecturer at the Southern Illinois, English department.

A majority of the author’s work is semi-autobiographical, with a bigger part of these books being drawn from his upbringing and his time as a lecturer at the Colby College. Currently, Richard Russo resides in Camden, Maine. In the year 1998, Russo co-wrote, the critically acclaimed film, Twilight together with Director Robert Benton.

Richard Russo Best Books

Empire Falls

Empire Falls is one of the most brilliantly written books by Richard Russo. In Empire Falls, Richard Russo’s trademark wry humor is all over the book, especially in the protagonist, Miles Roby, her family, friends, and neighbors as well. Miles is portrayed as the nicest and saddest man throughout the entire region of Empire Falls. Miles is given the responsibility of managing the Empire Grill, which belongs to the plutocrat, Francine Whiting. The protagonist is scraping in an economically challenged community that was at one point the thriving site of the renowned Whiting’s textile and logging mills. Miles Roby is taking care of his teenage daughter, who as expected, is maturing at a faster rate. While taking care of his daughter, Miles Roby does all he can to ensure that he stays away from the seriocomic characters. Some of the seriocomic characters include Miles Roby’s soon to be ex-wife, Janine as well as his aging fiancée, Walt Comeau.

Other characters featured in Empire Falls include Jimmy Manty, Mile’s former schoolmate, and a hard-nosed cop, David, Jimmy’s one-armed brother and Max, his widowed father. It is apparently clear that Richard Russo’s genius for loosely episodic storytelling has not faded at all. In Empire Falls the genius has been expertly yoked to numerous smartly paced parallel plots, whose ramifications and origins have been spelled out in extended flashbacks. With that said, it is important to note that despite this is not a happy story; the book contains scenes that will make the readers laugh. The book’s major tonality is that of sadness and loneliness. Empire Falls cover several generations and focus on the present. Like any other small town, Empire Falls is a town that is filled with secrets, bad people as well as good people.

All of these characters have been richly drawn. Apart from wisdom, the book is also filled with blindness, perception, long regrets and short joys. A majority of these characters make decisions and in turn get to suffer the consequences of their actions.

Richard Russo

Straight Man

Straight Man is an exceedingly funny novel from author Richard Russo. In Straight Man, author Richard Russo introduces the readers to William Henry Devereax, a writing teacher and a onetime novelist. William has just decided to settle in a beleaguered stint as the departmental head, where he finds extremely important to tread the water and go with its flow. Hank tries all he can to keep his wits by adopting the Occam’s Principle, a philosophical principle, which says the simplest explanation of a problem or a phenomenon, is usually the correct one. However, the only challenge is that his life keeps on getting in the way. Henry keeps on crushing on different women, including a daughter to one of his co-workers. This in turn, complicates his passive devotion to his rather no-nonsense wife. As Henry continues to struggle with his day-to-day life, his daughter is battling with marriage difficulties.

As the story continues, Henry’s woes continue as there is a possibility he might be developing prostate cancer. Furthermore, he is even suspecting of killing a goose. Despite the fact that the quests for priority and tenure have been generously detailed, and even though Henry’s relationship with his father reaches a satisfying conclusion, the plot is less important in a Richard Russo novel. The latest novel not only charms but also seduces with its voice; deadpan, Laconic, self-effacing and disarmingly modest. Furthermore, it is also an ideal vehicle for another of Richard Russo’s irresistible revelations of the craziness of day-to-day life.

Nobody’s Fool

Nobody’s Fool is an outstanding novel, which takes place in the year 1984, just before thanksgiving. Author Richard Russo not only pens panache but his verbal dexterity is a mixture of potent insight and biting wit. Russo also bestows his characters; blue collar individuals who live in economically desperate communities, with self-worth. Just as it is the case with his previous novels, the various events in the life of the main character are the subject of rollicking high comedy. Several disputes ensure that Sullivan is mired in bad luck, compounded by his self-destructive and stubborn streak. For many years, Sullivan has been financially unstable because he has been unemployed for quite some time.

At age 60, Sullivan is suffering from an aching knee, which was the consequent of a rather foolish accident. His ex-wife is about to have a nervous breakdown; his mistress is restive while his truck is on its last legs.

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs is a story about Lou C. Lynch, who was raised up in New York city way before the women’s movement and the civil rights. The characters, as well as the setting, will remind the readers of the author’s Empire Falls. As Lou and Sarah prepare to travel to Italy, he recalls a childhood friend that he had always hoped to visit. Furthermore, he also recalls his average and middle-class childhood. His encounter with the people from all walks of life is a constant reminder of where he came from. With that said, Bridge of Sighs is another excellent novel from renowned author, Richard Russo.

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