Some Rise

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For Richard Snodgrass’ Novels


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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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Born today in 1889, the Scottish writer and translator C. K. Scott Moncrieff, whose epic English translation of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. His rendering of the title as Remembrance of Things Past is not, however, considered a high point. William C. Carter explores the two men’s correspondence on this somewhat sticky issue and how the Shakespearean title missed the mark regarding Proust’s theory of memory — ... See MoreSee Less

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“Richard Snodgrass’s gift for characterization, plotting, and dialogue make SOME RISE one of the most engaging family sagas/ literary mysteries we’ve read in years.”

The latest novel in the Furnass Series, SOME RISE, has been included in IndieReader’s Best Reviewed Books of the Month/August! And because SOME RISE received a rating of 4.8 stars, it is recognized as “IndieReader Approved," a designation created to make it easier for readers and booksellers to identify quality indie titles.

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This is doubly gratifying because the first novel in the series, THE BUILDING, was awarded the same recognitions! For more information:

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The Black Watch was active in southwestern Pennsylvania from 1763 to 1766, and play a major role in two of the Furnass series books yet to be released--HOLDING ON and SHADOW OF THE VALLEY. When the Indians first saw the "petticoat warriors" as they called them, they thought the Highlanders were another Indian tribe. Then after they heard the pipes, they concluded they were beings from another reality....

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Soldiers from the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) with The Black Watch Pipes and Drums 3SCOTS starting their homecoming parade around Perth City Centre today. The parade included some of the equipment and their Shetland Pony mascot, Cpl Cruachan IV. British Army . The Black Watch Castle & Museum
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