NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
Winner of The Story Prize A Washington Post and New York Times Notable Book One of USA Today's top 10 books of the year
Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.
Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother's happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author's celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.
Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.
Praise for Anything Is Possible
"When Elizabeth Strout is on her game, is there anybody better?...?his is a generous, wry book about everyday lives, and Strout crawls so far inside her characters you feel you inhabit them...? This is a book that earns its title. Try reading it without tears, or wonder."—USA Today (four stars)
"Readers who loved My Name Is Lucy Barton...?re in for a real treat...? Strout is a master of the story cycle form...? She paints cumulative portraits of the heartache and soul of small-town America by giving each of her characters a turn under her sympathetic spotlight."—NPR
"These stories return Strout to the core of what she does more magnanimously than anyone else."—The Washington Post
"In this wise and accomplished book, pain and healing exist in perpetual dependence, like feuding siblings."—The Wall Street Journal
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"Through a series of linked stories, Strout revisits the small-town world she introduced in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. The citizens, now older but not necessarily wiser, face life's uncertainties as best they can. In an impressive encore performance of Strout's prose, Kimberly Farr successfully mines the essence of each flawed character, giving hope and pain equal billing without succumbing to theatrics. Farr teases out the conflicting emotions of a mother and daughter who are reunited after years apart, the fragility of a Vietnam War veteran on the brink of a PTSD flashback, and the guilt a man feels over his father's long-ago sins. Farr's presence melts into the background, allowing the stories themselves to take center stage. This is an audiobook to get lost in. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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