The Hudson Area Library Book Club has selected their next book! The group will meet on Wednesday, January 9 at 4pm to discuss Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Empire Falls. New members and guests are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the Hudson Area Library starting December 4, 2012. Stop by the Library office to borrow a copy!
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.