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THE LATEST RELEASE IN THE FURNASS SERIES

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

Richard
Snodgrass

Author &
Photographer

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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1 week ago

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Critical praise for The Building in the 5 Star review from IndieReader:
"Like the Mississippi William Faulkner evoked in his Yoknapatawpha County novels, Furnass commemorates a slice of the Rust Belt as a singular place and time of sadness yet endurance. The construction industry seldom is the topic of serious literature, but in THE BUILDING it rises to great heights, a distinctly American tragedy."

Got your copy of The Building yet? Better hop to it--the next volume of the Furnass Towers Trilogy--Some Rise--will publish on July 25.
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2 weeks ago

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The West African giraffe is a subspecies of giraffe, distinguished from other types by its light, tan-colored spots. Other giraffes have darker markings. bit.ly/2IZ5CK4 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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"Steel City, 1939"

(AP Photography)
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4 weeks ago

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The Building has received some really good critical reviews thus far, but here is a section from the Self-Publishing Review that is especially gratifying:

“Snodgrass does not fall victim to stereotypical portrayals of women – [Pamela] has depth and carries herself through her narrative in such a way that makes the reader sad to say goodbye…."

Pamela, for those of you who have yet to read The Building, is a nurse who lives across the alley from the construction site for the Furnass Towers. We first see Pamela as the girl who dances in her shower each morning promptly at ten o’clock—a quirk of the hammered glass in her shower window turns it translucent when wet—to the delight of the construction workers. But Pamela turns out to be much more than just a steamy figure dancing in the water. In many ways, Pamela is the heart of the Furnass Towers Trilogy—perhaps the soul of the town itself. This becomes more apparent in Book Two of the Trilogy, Some Rise—which, I might add, is coming close to its launch date of July 25th—so that you, dear Reader, don’t have to say good-bye to Pamela, only “See ya later….” For more information, go to www.RichardSnodgrass.com.
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1 month ago

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This timeless image, and timeless message--"Romanticism is Ultimately Fatal"--from Joanne Leonard.... ... See MoreSee Less

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