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Richard Russo: 'That Old Cape Magic'
Richard Russo

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo made his name with gritty stories of small-town, working-class guys and their families making do, getting by — in “Nobody’s Fool,” “Empire Falls,” “Bridge of Sighs.”

His new novel sets the drama against summer vacations on Cape Cod — and sets a midlife search for happiness against the baggage handed down from parents.

The Cape is always there, waiting. And so are the shadows of mom and dad.

This hour, Richard Russo and his new novel, “That Old Cape Magic.”

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Guest:

Richard Russo joins us in our studio. He’s the author of six previous novels, including “Mohawk,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Straight Man,” “Empire Falls,” which won the Pulitzer Prize, and “Bridge of Sighs.” His most recent is “That Old Cape Magic.” You can read an excerpt here.

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