I love everything Richard Russo has written. I first learned about him when looking for a birthday present for a friend. I saw Empire Falls in paperback in a Boston Barnes and Noble and it looked so good, I bought two copies - one for him and one for me. I believe it had recently won the Pulitzer Prize. I found it unputdownable. I went back and started reading his entire back catalog and love it all. I got this biographical essay an an eARC from NetGalley and very much enjoyed it. It retread a lot of the same ground as in Elsewhere, the author’s memoir, but that doesn’t mean it was not enjoyable. My wife says that all of his books are basically the same, and I guess that might be true from a certain point of view, but I could read his stuff forever.