Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess Boys

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIncludes Elizabeth Strout's never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess BoysNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington PostNPRGood HousekeepingElizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize--winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's “magnificent gift for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole…
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    Ellen Shubichcompartió su opiniónhace 3 años

    I liked it very much and I especially appreciated Strout's explanation of how the idea came about and her comments. The story is apt for the times we are living, the diversity and the 'getting accustomed' to change that societies are facing. The story opens us to these issues and the changes we each undergo.

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