Susan Richmond

Location: Leavenworth, WA


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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Enjoy This Book!, June 17 2005
Empire Falls only shored up my convictions that parenthood is an enterprise fraught with peril. Miles Roby, a resident of the titular Eastern town, is trying to preserve his relationship with his daughter, Tick, while he's going through a difficult divorce. Tick is mostly sympathetic to Miles, because she sees her mother, Janine, as the villain (Janine subtly announces her desire for a divorce by taking an obnoxious lover, the "Silver Fox"); since Janine has custody, Tick spends as much time as possible helping out her dad at the Empire Grill. Miles manages the Grill for Francine Whiting, the rich widow of local textile magnate C.B. Whiting, with the understanding that he will… Read more