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No 578 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Following on from Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and The Sorrows of An American by Siri Hustvedt, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout is my first experience with an author who I feel that I really should have read a long time ago, because the strength of her writing is quite astonishing. 805 more words

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Anything Is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

Strout wrote the incomparable Olive Kitteridge (Pulitzer Prize) and the very fine My Name Is Lucy Barton. This new novel is set in a small town in Illinois, the actual home of Lucy Barton. 66 more words

Female Author

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

Almost exactly two years ago I read Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories and I liked it a lot. Then I saw a lot of positive reviews of  560 more words


Books Read in September + October.

“My Name is Lucy Barton” a novel by Elizabeth Strout

There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks. 1,001 more words

The Art Of Writing

Elizabeth Strout - Cape Ann

Olive Kitteridge is a book containing 13 short stories about various residents of the fictitious Crosby, Maine. The character bearing the title’s namesake isn’t in every short story, and there are times where, even though she makes an appearance, she isn’t the focus of the narrative. 654 more words

Elizabeth Strout

Amy and Isabelle

Because if everyone just turns out like their mother, then what’s the rat’s-ass point?”

Elizabeth Strout is one of the few writers who has mastered the art of writing about difficult women we loathe but love to read about.

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Books And Essays

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

**** – really liked it (193 pages. Amazon link).
Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. 411 more words