°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Maria Russo

Maria Russo appears in the following:

The Scope Of The 20th Century In Sweeping, Sprawling 'Joy'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Goliarda Sapienza's sprawling, posthumously published epic, The Art of Joy, follows the life of Modesta, born in Sicily on the first day of the 20th century. Reviewer Maria Russo says the book lacks editing, but that ultimately doesn't matter to a story of such "scale and seductive libertinism."


What's Eating Her? A Writer Meditates On Food And Loneliness

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Novelist Kate Christensen has written a food memoir like no other. Although the author's food writing is enchanting, says reviewer Maria Russo, the sloppy, thrilling, innovative Blue Plate Special isn't really about food. It's more concerned with the heartbreak that shapes a creative life.


Heartbreaking Choice Sets Siblings On Separate, Unequal Paths

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A poor father sells his daughter to a wealthy, childless couple, dividing her from her beloved brother and setting a chain of stories in motion in Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed. Moving and morally complex, this is the most ambitious book yet from the author of The Kite Runner.