Discuss in May: Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Book Description (from Amazon.com)
Release date: April 12, 2002
With Empire Falls Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America’s most compelling and compassionate storytellers.

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 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’ 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.

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  • Adele

    just ordered "empire falls" on netflix!

    1 · May 16, 2013

    • Adele

      I only have DVD. Very few things are on streaming and I consider it a waste of money. DVD u you are limited amount of disks you can get at one time and time to mail back but not selection

      May 17, 2013

    • Joyce

      Linda and Adele, thanks for your replies. The DVD service is what I had, and it had a much better selection than the streaming last year. Sounds like things at Neflix are exactly as they were!

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting to find out what characters stayed with the different women. Nice evening out.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great discussion! See you next month.

    May 16, 2013

  • Adele

    FINALLY just finished "i know this much is true"! (read empire falls right before)

    May 9, 2013

  • Amy

    Sorry I cannot attend. I'm in my last class for the year, so I may be available in June if the class is not extended. Enjoy the book!

    May 3, 2013

  • J W.

    Did enjoy reading the book but will not be aboe to attend. J.

    April 30, 2013

  • Donna W.

    I forgot I was scheduled to take an herb garden class that night that I signed up for and paid for a couple of months ago

    April 24, 2013

    • Joyce

      Sorry you can't make it. We'll miss you!

      April 24, 2013

  • Joyce

    Based on interest expressed in Empire Falls in more than one Discussion thread, I've scheduled this book for our May meetup.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much going on this month.

    March 9, 2013

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