I like to travel, but slowly, spending a number of years in each place. I've lived in Maine, California, British Columbia, Washington (state), New Hampshire, Connecticut, and now New Mexico.
- Las Cruces, NM, USA
- member since July 7, 2008
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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... (see full book description)