Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Whore's Child and Other Stories by Richard Russo (8/81)

The Whore's Child is a great collection of short stories by Richard Russo. I decided to try this book because I read Empire Falls last year and loved it. The short stories are great, they are realistic life situations combined with wry humor featuring among others, The Whore's Child featuring an elderly nun , Sister Ursula born to a prostitute who decides to crash a college writing course and consequently tells her painful life story, and in The Mysteries of Linwood Hart we discover the thoughts of a 10 year old boy as his parents marriage undergoes a rough patch, and his fondness for spaghetti and baseball.

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other works by this author.

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