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Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout is the author of the New York Times bestseller Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestseller Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also... show more



Elizabeth Strout is the author of the New York Times bestseller Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestseller Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. She lives in Maine and New York City.

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Birth date: January 06, 1956
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Merle
Merle rated it 2 years ago
This is a lovely collection and a depressing one. Strout is an excellent writer, with a great eye for nuance of character and feeling. But particularly in her short story collections, she seems drawn to quiet, deep sadness, to loneliness and unvoiced pain and marriages that fail their participants. ...
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Lucy Goodfellow Reviews rated it 2 years ago
This book is like people watching. Thouroughly entertaining glimpes into peoples lives. We don't get the full story but we get all we need and there is room for speculation about the lives of the characters after we leave them.
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
I just gave up finishing this. I DNFed at 44 percent. I wasn't enjoying this and the narrative style was just drab. We have I hope the narrator Lucy Barton (I don't know since I don't think the woman so far has not said her name) who is going into her family's history, her writing, husband, children...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 years ago
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this novel is how readable it is. I found myself having to ration out the book so that I wouldn't consume it in a single sitting. Yet this isn't page-turning in the conventional sense. There's no complex and clever plot to unravel, no sense of threat or intr...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
I will preface this, in an attempt at full disclosure, by admitting I am a fan of Elizabeth Strout. I heard her speak at our library lunch after Olive Kittredge came out, and at the time I was not sure if she would be able to top the success of that book. At the event, I grabbed copies of Amy & Isab...
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