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BOOK REVIEW: Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton
By Elizabeth Strout
Viking, 4 February, £12.99 hardback (ebook available)

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Or to put it more colloquially: swings and roundabouts. 983 more words

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Writers in Conversation: Colum McCann and Elizabeth Strout

Wednesday night, January 13. 82nd Street branch of Barnes and Noble Booksellers, NYC:

After a full morning of delivering professional development to the K-12 grade literacy team combined with an afternoon working with 6th grade teachers, I was getting my literary reward. 828 more words


"My Name is Lucy Barton"

Elizabeth Strout – the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, recently published My Name is Lucy Barton, a novel that explores one person’s emotional quest to connect with her mother. 504 more words

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Recent Read: Olive Kitteridge

When I was in high school, I was forced to read Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio.

I hated it.

A series of seemingly unconnected short stories with an interwoven central character that keeps it all together. 250 more words


Olive Kitteridge – Doughnuts & The Blood of a Thousand Chickens

Olive Kitteridge is a hard woman to love. But she’s one of the most interesting and complex characters you’re ever going to see or read. 642 more words


Television Secret Santa - Olive Kitteridge

Over the holidays we decided to treat ourselves to some quality shows by doing another round of TV Secret Santas. This time, instead of picking shows for each other, we all wrote down the names of various shows (which we had either seen and wanted others to watch or hadn’t seen at all) and did a random blind pick out of a Santa hat (or in our case a Ziploc bag). 1,414 more words