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Russo’s vision of Gloversville

Gloversville Public Library book shelf of Richard Russo books on Friday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Gloversville Public Library book shelf of Richard Russo books on Friday.
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Richard Russo’s Gloversville is a place of happy childhood memories, of walks to the park, bike rides and pickup games of basketball and baseball. But it’s also a source of sadness and anger, of grim tales of dangerous mill work, industrial decline and a shrinking middle class. In his new memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrestles with his mixed feelings for his hometown, which has provided a vivid backdrop for Russo’s fiction since his first ...

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