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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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The inside of the church was lighter than the foyer but not by much. The stained-glass windows glowed dully with little illumination, backlit by the gray light from outside. On the wall between the windows were half-life-sized friezes of the Stations of the Cross, as if Christ’s struggles to drag the cross through the streets were seeping out of the plaster. Flanking the sanctuary were grottos and niches displaying holy statues; confessionals lined the rear of the church like a row of guardhouses. Or wood porta-potties. Banks of small votive candles flickered at the railing in front of the main altar. The church was empty except for one lone figure kneeling in front of a grotto with a statue of the Virgin holding the infant Jesus. Harry Todd sidestepped through the empty pews to the side aisle and approached her, taking a seat nearby. It was several minutes before Donna lifted her head and looked at him. She smiled, a dreamy, almost beatific expression on her face, as if she weren’t at all surprised to see him, almost as if she were expecting him. Harry Todd smiled in return.
I’ll bet I’m going to wish I had waited outside. . . .

Book Two of the Furnass Towers Trilogy
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Richard Snodgrass

I wish I had taken your picture a thousand more times, my beautiful neighbour 💔 For all the history lovers, architecture lovers (who feel that buildings have souls), Paris lovers: we are all no doubt feeling the same helplessness and sadness. I can’t help but think of the artisans who have spent the last decade tirelessly restoring the roof, how painful this must be for them to watch it all burn. They will of course rebuild what has been lost, spire and all, just as they did once before in the 19th century. But she’ll require our patience for years to come. Until then, her ruins should stand as a reminder of how fragile our history is. I hope she will also inspire a new generation to learn the dying crafts that will eventually see her restored and keep the artistry alive. Here’s to our Notre Dame, who will continue to inspire even at her darkest moment 🥀❤️🕊#notredame #Paris ... See MoreSee Less

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