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Elizabeth Strout

Biography

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of OLIVE KITTERIDGE; the #1 New York Times bestseller MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON; THE BURGESS BOYS, a New York Times bestseller; ABIDE WITH ME, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and AMY AND ISABELLE, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.

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Books by Elizabeth Strout

by Elizabeth Strout - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A simple hospital visit illuminates the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of OLIVE KITTERIDGE and THE BURGESS BOYS.

by Elizabeth Strout - Fiction

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life --- sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. 

by Elizabeth Strout - Fiction

The story of a single mother and her teenage daughter during one fateful year, Amy and Isabelle illuminates the complexities that lie at the heart of the first, and most intimate, relationship in our lives. The questions, discussion topics, and suggested reading list that follow are intended to enhance your reading group's exploration of the ties that bind mother and daughter, and the secrets--about the past and present, about love and sexuality--that simmer beneath the surface.