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Novelist Richard Russo

Russo's latest book, The Risk Pool, is set in an upstate New York town, similar to where the author grew up. He says he didn't realize until later in his career how much inspiration he could draw from his formative years.

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Other segments from the episode on December 16, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 16, 1988: Interview with Alex Shoumatoff; Commentary on Hoagy Carmichael; Interview with Richard Russo; Review of the film "Rain Man."

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