"AND THERE COMES A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT IF YOU DON'T TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HAPPY, YOU MAY NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE AGAIN": FIRST EDITION OF EMPIRE FALLS; SIGNED BY RICHARD RUSSO
Item Number: 1021
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"In a warmhearted novel of sweeping scope.... Russo follows up his rollicking academic satire, Straight Man (1997), with a return to the blue-collar melieu featured in his first three novels and once again shows an unerring sense of the rhythms of small-town life, balancing his irreverent, mocking humor with unending empathy for his characters and their foibles" (Booklist).