Richard Russo on His Memoir, Elsewhere

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo gives an account of his lifelong bond with his high-strung, spirited mother—and the small New York town she spent her life trying to escape. Jean Russo instilled in her son her dream of a better life elsewhere, a dream that prompted her to follow him across the country when he went to college. Russo’s memoir Elsewhere recounts his life with his mother with a mix of regret, nostalgia, and love.