The Building

The Building — here’s a video introduction to the latest book in Richard Snodgrass’ Furnass Series. To learn more about The Building click here.

The Building — Available April 22, 2018

Critical Acclaim

For Richard Snodgrass’ Novels


Author &

Richard Snodgrass’s short stories and essays have appeared in the New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, South Dakota Review, California Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is also a master photographer who has been artist-in-residence at LightWorks (University of Syracuse) and at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

In 1989, Viking published Snodgrass’s novel There’s Something in the Back Yard to critical acclaim: “Observe this mysterious book and be changed,” wrote Jack Stephens in the Washington Post Book World. Snodgrass is also the author of An Uncommon Field: The Flight 93 Temporary Memorial, published in September of 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Kitchen Things: An Album of Vintage Utensils and Farm Kitchen Recipes, published in 2013 by Skyhorse and named one of the year’s “best books to get you thinking about food” by the Associated Press.

Richard Snodgrass lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Marty and two indomitable female tuxedo cats, raised from feral kittens, named Frankie and Becca.

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“…The novel has a big story to tell within an inventive literary framework…an ambitious and intricately woven work of literary fiction.” That’s The Building—get your copy before the next book in the series, Some Rise, launches July 25th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Critical praise for The Building: “An audacious, gripping, and wise novel,” Kirkus Starred review. And now the second book of the Furnass trilogy, Some Rise, launches July 25th. For more information, ... See MoreSee Less

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The Building--Book One of the Furnass Towers Trilogy

“Masterful, honest and moving.”
—Bruce McAllister, author of THE VILLAGE SANG TO THE SEA

Ordered your copy yet? Better get with it-- because the second book of the Furnass Series, SOME RISE, drops July 25th! For more information go to
And please share this post with all your friends, and friends of friends. This is a grass-roots effort skirting traditional publishers so the entire series is in a uniform edition, and I need your help to spread the word. Thanks!
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