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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005

2005 ·
·4.02·120 Ratings ·398 Pages
“ Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ” ― J. M. Barrie
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  • The Risk Pool

    ·4.03·4,767 Ratings
    The Risk Pool is a thirty-year journey through the lives of Sam Hall, a small-town gambling hellraiser, and his watchful, introspective son Ned. When Ned's mother Jenny suffers a breakdown and retreats from her husband's carelessness into a dream world, N
  • The Collected Stories

    ·4.32·2,236 Ratings
    Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, compassionate and accomplished writers of America's post-war generation. Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers or the h
  • Bridge of Sighs

    ·3.8·17,993 Ratings
    Bridge of Sighs courses with small-town rhythms and the claims of family. Here is a town, as well as a world, defined by magnificent and nearly devastating contradictions.Louis Charles (“Lucy”) Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston,
  • Nobody's Fool

    ·4.11·20,498 Ratings
    Richard Russo's slyly funny and moving novel follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat town in upstate New York—and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years.Divor
  • Nate in Venice

    ·3.71·770 Ratings
    In this warm, bighearted novella, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo ("Nobody’s Fool," "Straight Man," "Empire Falls") transports his characters from the working-class East Coast of his novels to one of Europe’s most romantic cities. In classic Russo
  • Elsewhere

    ·3.74·5,887 Ratings
    After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.Anyone familiar wit
  • The Best American Short Stories 2010

    ·3.95·1,402 Ratings
    Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo pickin
  • A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice

    ·3.73·79 Ratings
    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo and five other Maine authors here prove the close of life need not be filled with darkness, when hospice help is at hand. These writers recount intensely personal and profoundly moving end-of-life accounts that
  • Everybody's Fool (Sully, #2)

    ·4.08·8,312 Ratings
    Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody's Fool (1993) a "confident, assured novel that sweeps the reader up," according to the San Francisco Chronicle back then. "Simpl
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