Elsewhere: A memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2012
Language:
English
Description

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 with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon.A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal—beautifully recounted here—were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781410452955
9780449012543
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 836e2595-cc68-c513-7235-b0a824283067
full_title elsewhere
author russo richard
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-11-23 01:54:48AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Richard Russo
author_display Richard Russo
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Large Print - Nonfiction
display_description

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 with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon.
A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal—beautifully recounted here—were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic.

format_catalog Large Print, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 836e2595-cc68-c513-7235-b0a824283067
isbn 9780449012543, 9781410452955
item_details ils:911158|1247343|Wright Farms - Large Print - Nonfiction|LP BIOGRAPH RUSSO i|Large Print|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, overdrive:03ec1817-3e17-45f8-b2df-459ec5470c0e|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog LP BIOGRAPH RUSSO i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9781410452955
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:911158|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2012|pages ; cm., overdrive:03ec1817-3e17-45f8-b2df-459ec5470c0e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:911158|1247343|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:03ec1817-3e17-45f8-b2df-459ec5470c0e|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Gloversville (N.Y.) -- Biography, Large type books, Novelists, American -- Biography, Russo, Richard, -- 1949- -- Childhood and youth, Russo, Richard, -- 1949- -- Family
title_display Elsewhere
title_full Elsewhere A memoir, Elsewhere [text (large print)] / by Richard Russo
title_short Elsewhere
title_sub A memoir
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, Family, Large type books, Nonfiction, Novelists, American, Russo, Richard