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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Some Articles about Elizabeth Strout


Earlier today, I posted my review of Elizabeth Strout’s just-released book, Anything is Possible.  In that review I mentioned that people might want to read My Name is Lucy Barton which is a kind of prequel to Anything is Possible.  My review of the former book can be found at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/01/todays-new-release-review-of-my-name-is.html. 

Coincidentally, I came across a great profile of Elizabeth Strout in the latest issue of The New Yorker which arrived in my mailbox today.  I still prefer to read the print version, but an electronic version is available:  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/01/elizabeth-strouts-long-homecoming.

When My Name is Lucy Barton was released in January 2016, The New York Times had a lengthy article about the author (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/16/books/the-author-elizabeth-strout-on-lucy-barton-and-how-her-characters-come-into-being.html?_r=0) and NPR Books had an interview with her (http://www.npr.org/2016/01/13/462912164/my-ears-are-open-novelist-elizabeth-strout-finds-inspiration-in-every-day-life).  And since Strout is internationally known, the British newspaper, The Guardian, featured her as well (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/19/elizabeth-strout-i-dont-want-to-write-melodrama-interview).  All three pieces make for interesting reading in tandem with Strout’s latest books.

Signature offers a guide to all of Strout's novels:  http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/04/novel-connections-elizabeth-strout-readers-guide/?cdi=321A47B09DAD4547E0534FD66B0AE227&ref=PRH24BB520913

With today’s release of Anything is Possible, expect more articles about this author.