We all give testimony to how much we love independent booksellers. Well, I breed independent booksellers. I refer to my daughter, Emily. Other authors, you'll just have to up your game."
--Richard Russo, speaking yesterday at the Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards luncheon, referring to his daughter, Emily Russo Murtagh, a bookseller at Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, N.Y. Russo's Elsewhere: A Memoir (Knopf) was an Indies Choice adult nonfiction honor book.