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The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys( )
Author: Strout, Elizabeth
ISBN:978-0-8129-7951-0
Publication Date:Apr 2014
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Includes Elizabeth Strout's never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess Boys NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post * NPR * Good Housekeeping Elizabeth 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...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Fiction / Family Life / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.14 x 7.99 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:0.562 Pounds
Author Biography
Strout, Elizabeth (Author)
Elizabeth Strout (born January 6, 1956) is an American author of fiction. She was born in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Bates College, she spent a year in Oxford, England. In 1982 she graduated with honors, and received both a law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and a Certificate of Gerontology from the Syracuse School of Social Work.

Strout wrote Amy and Isabelle over the course of six or seven years, which when published was shortlisted for the 2000 Orange Prize and nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Amy and Isabelle was made into a television movie starring Elisabeth Shue and was produced by Oprah Winfrey's studio, Harpo Films. Strout was a NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) professor at Colgate University during the Fall Semester of 2007, where she taught creative writing. She was also on the faculty of the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2009 Strout was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive Kitteridge, a collection of connected short stories she wrote about a woman and her immediate family who lived on the coast of Maine. Strout also wrote The Burgess Boys in 2013 which made The New York Times Best Seller List. Ms. Strout's title, My name is Lucy Barton, made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2016. Her newest title, Anything is Possible (2017), won the 2018 Story Prize.

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