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Russo conveys joys, anxiety of mother’s life

Author Richard Russo’s latest book is a memoir of his life with his mother  titled “Elsewhere.” (photo: Elena Seibert)
Author Richard Russo’s latest book is a memoir of his life with his mother titled “Elsewhere.” (photo: Elena Seibert)
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Richard Russo’s memoir “Elsewhere,” about his life with his mother, Jean, is well-written beautiful, witty and empathetic. He has written nine works of fiction, and this non-fiction book feels like his best work yet. He writes in such a way that he answers readers’ questions before they know they have a question. After you finish “Elsewhere,” you feel like you have a complete story about Russo, his mother and family. The great and terrible beauty ...


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