• Anything Is Possible

    Short story collection , 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 ,) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.

  • Olive Kitteridge

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition ??? its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.,At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn???t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive???s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.,As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life ??? sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty.

  • Olive, Again

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.,Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.,Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is ???a compelling life force??? (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout ???animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,??? and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us???in Strout???s words??????to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.”