The FLC Library Committee
Discussion Book: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
May 25, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Discussion Leader: Katie Pyne
“Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize - winning novel by Richard Russo.”
"Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.”
Questions to Clint Bastin (Book Club Coordinator) or Roger Steinke. Copy of book is available on table outside the library. The zoom link will be sent on May 24.
Happy Birthday to First Lutheran Church!
Share Your Pandemic Story presentation by Linda Siebert in honor of FLC’s 135th birthday will be shown live at church, in May or June when the FLC council guidelines permit small in-person gatherings. Stay tuned for more info!
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