Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Do you feel like you never left your hometown? Miles Roby knows how you feel. He has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a sacrifice that cost him a promising future. What keeps him there? In Empire Falls, rural Maine becomes a character of its own in this touching story of lives deeply rooted in community, class differences, and ghosts of the past.
Is your work life deeply connected to the community where you live? Did you break free from your hometown to create a new life for yourself? Your stories and the stories of Empire Falls, Maine, are up for discussion in our Written Work discussion series.