Elizabeth Strout – Introductory Guide to her Novels

January 6, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

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Today (Jan. 6) marks the birthday of noted novelist, Elizabeth Strout.

In honor of the occasion, here is an introductory guide to her novels…

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Here, among others, are the “Pretty Nicely Girls,” now adults: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband, the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. Tommy, the janitor at the local high school, has his faith tested in an encounter with an emotionally isolated man he has come to help; a Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD discovers unexpected solace in the company of a lonely innkeeper; and Lucy Barton’s sister, Vicky, struggling with feelings of abandonment and jealousy, nonetheless comes to Lucy’s aid, ratifying the deepest bonds of family.

 

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