Literary Matters loved Pulitzer-Prize winning OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout, and we know that you'll love Strout's new novel, THE BURGESS BOYS, written with the same grace and deep humanity that characterize all of her books. Come to a luncheon on April 4th at 11 am at Innis Arden Golf Club. Strout will discuss THE BURGESS BOYS -- and you'll get your very own copy, quite hot off the press.
Liz will discuss her new book and then field a Q and A; don't miss this event. We're so excited that she'll be with us to kick off the publication of her new gem!
This book animates the ordinary lives of two brothers, haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children. The story follows them to New York City where one brother is a Legal Aid attorney and the other a sleek, successful corporate lawyer; both have been called back to their hometown of Shirley Falls, Maine, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose and remarkable insight into character, Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with you long after you turn the final page.
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.