CCC Book Club

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November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Reading Room)
4537 Lowell Rd
Tampa, FL 33618
Jean Kerns

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Empire Falls by Richard RussoLike most of Richard Russo’s earlier novels, Empire Falls is a tale of blue-collar life, which itself increasingly resembles a kind of high-wire act performed without the benefit of any middle-class safety nets. This time, though, the author has widened his scope, producing a comic and compelling ensemble piece. There is, to be sure, a protagonist: fortysomething Miles Roby, proprietor of the local greasy spoon and the recently divorced father of a teenage daughter. But Russo sets in motion a large cast of secondary characters, drawn from every social stratum of his depressed New England mill town. 

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Facilitator: Ed Tokarz, Jr.

For more information, please contact the group leader, Jean Kerns, at [email protected].