The Votes are in! "Empire Falls" is the winner!

The town has voted. The counting is finished. The winning book - the book the entire town will read in 2007 - is Empire Falls! with 561 votes, followed by The Kite Runner with 483 votes, then House of Sand and Fog with 254 votes -- that is 1298 votes! Thank you to all who participated in the voting.

Empire Falls by Richard Russo
In this warmhearted and humorous novel, Russo brings the rhythms of a small New England town to life. Empire Falls, long abandoned by the logging and textile industries, is filled with a cast of characters that provide ample evidence of both the restrictions and forced intimacy of small-town life.

Check out Empire Falls in our catalog

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