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The Destiny Thief

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The Destiny Thief by Richard Russo
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Jun 04, 2019 | ISBN 9780525435334

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“Admirable. . . . [Russo is] wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman.” —The New York Times Book Review

“As much fun to read as his best-selling novels. . . . At times funny, always touching. . . . If you want to be a writer this is a must book to read.” —Albany Times Union

“Witty and wise. . . . Thoughtful, funny, endearing—and surprising.” —The Portland Press Herald

“Captivating. . . . Generous-hearted. . . . Fully display[s] Russo’s trademark warmth and wit. . . . Puzzles with the mysteries of what good writing is and what good living is.” —BookPage

“A heartfelt exploration of [Russo’s] life as a writer.” —PopSugar

“More than a few wise reflections on the craft of writing.” —Southern Living

“Masterful. . . . Wonderfully candid.” —Tulsa Book Review

“A remarkable and insightful exploration into the mind of a wonderful writer.” —Book Reporter

“All-encompassing. . . . Anyone in search of an eye-opening series of essays by a distinguished writer about writing and the writing life need look no further.” —The National Book Review

“Certain to please anyone familiar with his short fiction and novels. . . . Readers seeking a deeply insightful record of the creative process and the life guiding it will find resonance here.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] splendid collection. . . . These are wise, personal pieces, and readers get to know the author as a comforting, funny, and welcoming guy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Brilliant. . . . Scholarly yet accessible. . . . Russo lets his readers behind the curtain to divulge the myriad sources of his profound wisdom and boundless generosity as both writer and teacher.” —Booklist

“Dazzling and moving. . . . Reveal[s] glimpses of forces that drive a bestselling fiction writer.” —Publishers Weekly

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