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Anything is Possible
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
A novel in stories by the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton Years ago, Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer, spent time in hospital, with her mother at the foot of her bed to keep her company. Avoiding the distance between them, they spoke at length about people from their home town, the rural, dusty town of Amgash, Illinois. Writing these stories, Lucy imagines the lives of the people that she especially remembers. And the people she has imagined that, in small ways, have remembered her too. For isn't it true that we all hope to be remembered? Or to think in some way - even fleetingly - that we have been important to someone?
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Centique
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This interconnected stories format works for me - in a similar vein to Kent Haruf‘s Plainsong or Louise Erdrich‘s Love Medicine series. Strout gives us these intense moments of clarity in a persons life - whether it‘s pain or shame or joy or hope - and then moves on to the next person. She impresses a character into my brain and makes me care so quickly. ⬇️

Centique There‘s a wisdom to some of these lives, some choosing how to live and how to care, while others are just buffeted by pain or family. I loved it and found it deeply moving. 3mo
TrishB Lovely review Paula ❤️ 2mo
Centique @TrishB thank you Trish 💕 2mo
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ClairesReads Loved this one so much. Glad it worked well for you too 2mo
RebelReader Strout is one of my favs! I‘ve read all her books! 2mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read this one.. but your review tells me I should! 2mo
Centique @Freespirit I hope you love it too! 2mo
Centique @ClairesReads @RebelReader I‘m glad I‘m not the only one appreciating her brilliance 🙌 2mo
RebelReader @Freespirit I love them all but this one is one of my favorites. Also loved The Burgess Boys and Amy and Isabelle 2mo
Centique @RebelReader I haven‘t read Burgess Boys yet but I also loved Amy and Isabelle. 2mo
Freespirit Thank you @RebelReader I shall look out for these ones😊 2mo
ClairesReads Loved this one too 2mo
Rissreads Fantastic review, so yeh stacked! 💜 2mo
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Graywacke
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Hmm. Well, it wasn‘t anywhere as strong to me as My Name is Lucy Barton. But I‘m still tempted to give it a pick. Strout basically fleshes out all the stories from MNiLB. So this is a collection of 3rd person narrative stories. She does this contrast where generally normal people do or get involved in really out-there non-normal stuff. I found it very readable but also I found it a bit much. Perhaps I should give it more time. ( #Booker2022 )

Graywacke It has led me to appreciate My Name is Lucy Barton more. Lucy is relatable and has a powerful voice. And she‘s developed and compressed and maintains a single narrative, and every word in that book has a purpose. Nothing wasted. And I loved the Lucy talking to me in that book. (All that is missing here, by design) 3mo
Ruthiella I agree. Lucy Barton really affected me emotionally. Anything Is Possible was fine, but personally I didn‘t need the follow up or the gaps filled in. 3mo
BarbaraBB I agree with both of you. Don‘t give up on Lucy though! @Ruthiella 3mo
Graywacke @Ruthiella i feel the same. @BarbaraBB I won‘t! (Well, I can‘t if I want to still read that Booker longlist) 3mo
BarbaraBB That‘s a relief 😅 3mo
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Graywacke
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I started this on Kindle almost two weeks ago, but I‘m just reading it here and there. So I‘m about half way through this very short book. It‘s not as powerful as My Name is Lucy Barton, but I find I get into it easily enough. Part of my road to the #booker2022 longlist.

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ClairesReads
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Strout just has an eye for the human condition which is almost always pitch perfect. I loved the episodic nature of Anything is Possible, especially as each story riffed off a tiny element of the one that preceded it. It‘s a book that leans into the complexity of human relationships, and the distance between lives as they are observed and lives as they are lived.

Chrissyreadit Your kitty is gorgeous 😻 4mo
Cazxxx So cute 🥰 4mo
swishandflick I am completely distracted by your beautiful cat! 😻 4mo
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Megabooks Love this photo!! 4mo
Onioons Hope Im not the only one who thought the cat's name was Strout for a couple of seconds... 🐾🙃 4mo
ClairesReads @Onioons haha great name but this is Penz 4mo
ClairesReads @swishandflick me too regularly! 4mo
ClairesReads @Megabooks thank you! 4mo
ClairesReads @Chrissyreadit thanks! I‘m obsessed with her ! 4mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Another great book featuring people in Amgash. These interconnected stories were great and I loved getting to spend more time with Lucy. Some stories were stronger than others and my favorite was Lucy with her siblings.

Strout writes about familial relationships, small towns, and just mundane everyday life situations so well that you'll be transported to Amgash while you read.

TheSpineView Fabulous 5mo
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mjtwo
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1-2 Aug 22 (audiobook)
This is really a companion, rather than sequel, to My Name is Lucy Barton. Many of the stories recounted by Lucy and her mother are fleshed out here from their protagonist‘s viewpoint. Much still goes unsaid but here I enjoyed the implied and innuendo rather than became frustrated by it. Still very little about William though - I am quite looking forward to reading the next instalment.

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rmaclean4
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I am flying through the Amgash books and loving them. What a rich community Strout gives us in this series of linked short stories. I am excited to move on to Oh William. I love the #Booker2022 #BookerPrize 2022 for prompting me to read this series. I have found a new favorite author. 4.5 🌟
@MicheleinPhilly @batsy @vivastory @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @JamieArc @jlhammar @BarbaraBB

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Kristin_Reads And there‘s a new one coming out soon 💗 6mo
rmaclean4 @Kristin_Reads how exciting!! 6mo
rmaclean4 @Ruthiella i did as well, but I loved all the characters in this one. 6mo
BarbaraBB She has become a favorite author of me too. And Oh William is so good as well! 6mo
batsy I would like to read Oh William but I haven't read this or Lucy Barton. So nice to see your enthusiastic review! 6mo
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kbibliophilific
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Anyone read any of these books? Apparently it‘s OK that I‘m not reading in order? Or all of them?

Happy reading ☺️

Suet624 I‘m sorry. I don‘t remember. 🥴 9mo
jlhammar You don‘t have to read them in order. My Name is Lucy Barton, this one and Oh William are all wonderful. Hope you enjoy! 9mo
kbibliophilific Thank you!!! 9mo
BkClubCare I adore these books! Enjoy 7mo
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Megabooks
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Sun‘s out, leaves out!

While I didn‘t like this short story collection as much as Lucy Barton 1, it was fun catching up with the secondary characters, but I could‘ve done without the pervasive fat shaming. I love how the stories built on each other. I enjoyed reading more about the Pretty Nicely Girls, but my favorite was the reunion of Lucy with her siblings. I‘ve already started Oh, William. I love finding a new fav author with a long backlist!

BkClubCare And Strout has another Lucy book coming in September 9mo
Cinfhen Im definitely more an Olive girl than a Lucy but I love how all her books are entwined- even this one - SO GOOD 9mo
vivastory I def need to read more Strout. I loved Kitteridge. 9mo
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Cathythoughts I don‘t think I ever read the books but I remember loving Frances McDormand in Olive Kitteridge. She‘s so good ! 9mo
Megabooks @BkClubCare I‘ve heard that! I‘m excited! 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @vivastory @Cathythoughts I‘m excited about reading Olive in may or June! Unsure whether I‘ll go audio or ebook. I guess it depends on Libby availability, but Frances sounds good as a narrator! Scott, me too! She has a really interesting voice writing as Lucy. Almost fretful. It‘s a really interesting angle to explore. 9mo
Megabooks @vivastory @BarbaraBB off topic… but is may the basic black with pearls month that y‘all are letting me join your discussion for? I‘ve added to my bookspin list. 9mo
Cinfhen Go audio for OLIVE!!!!! So good!!! I think I listened via Hoopla 🤩 9mo
vivastory @Megabooks Yep, May is the month👍 9mo
Megabooks @vivastory looking forward to it! 9mo
BarbaraBB I second @Cinfhen on The Burgess Boys. That one is so good too. And I am with you on this one re Lucy. 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen nice! I will look for it. 9mo
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Bookwormjillk
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A book of the interconnected vignettes that Elizabeth Strout is so good at.

#MarvelousMarch Book 4/6

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 11mo
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Kristin_Reads
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I just love Strout‘s writing. This is the second of the Lucy Barton books. I‘m moving into Oh, William! next (the 3rd Lucy Barton book).

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Brimful
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There is something both bleak and redemptive about this book. Strout pursues her mission to write only what is true in her own inimitable and highly readable style. I keep trying to work out what is so powerful about her writing I think we can all recognise the everyday pain and unhappiness of the characters as well as those moments that make life bearable and always always she reveals the possibility of wisdom and compassion. Wonderful!

CarolynM Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this one. Lovely sunflowers too 🙂 1y
StellaB I really loved this one, too. So human, as you say. 1y
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Brimful
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As Dottie thought about this … she saw Shelly Small as a woman who suffered only from the most common complaint of all: life had simply not been what she thought it would be. Shelly had taken life‘s disappointments and turned them into a house. A house that, with the clever use of the right architects, had managed to stay within the legal code yet became a monstrosity as large as Shelley‘s needs.

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Brimful
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Thought I would read this and then treat myself to the latest Strout. How lovely is this inner cover of my paperback edition?

julesG 😍 1y
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StellaB
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Re-reading things I‘ve loved in the past doesn‘t always work for me, but it was just lovely to get immersed in the world of Lucy Barton and friends again. This time in audio, Kimberly Farr is the perfect reader for this.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 2y
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Copwithabook
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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Thank you @kspenmoll for the #LCS gifts! Only one candy bar made it long enough to take a pic 😁🤫 @bookish_wookish thank you for hosting

bookish_wookish 🎄🎁 2y
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Canadian.Reads
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Have been meaning to read Elizabeth Strout for a long time. I now understand the hype! Really enjoyed how each chapter was almost a short story, with common characters throughout. Some chapters I enjoyed more than others, but will definitely be adding Strout's other novels to my TBR! This also kicked off my #LitsyAtoZ for letter A.

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emmaturi
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I read a few years ago My Name is Lucy Barton and enjoyed it. This takes place years later and I thought it was more like each chapter an interelated short story. Very good! #books

Suet624 Strout never disappoints. 2y
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Cinfhen
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I love the way Elizabeth Strout writes her interconnected stories. She‘s able to describe a whole life, town, community in slim vignettes. Narrator, Kimberly Farr is dynamic and mesmerizing bringing to life the spools of threads Elizabeth Strout‘s weaves. Most of these stories are mournful but there‘s so much compassion. The first half of the book was much stronger than the last half, where the book went a little off rails. Still a strong pick♥️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
merelybookish She is one of my favourite contemporary writers! Still haven't read this or the new Olive 3y
BarbaraBB Great review. I enjoyed this one as well. 3y
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Cinfhen
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I‘m SO happy to be back in the world of Elizabeth Strout~ she makes the ordinary extraordinary....pure magic ♥️
#BookSpinBingo

Megabooks I have never read her. Would I like it? 3y
LeahBergen @Megabooks I‘ve never read her, either! 3y
Cinfhen Yessssssss @Megabooks @LeahBergen she‘s brilliant and the audios are SO GOOD ❤️start with 3y
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Cinfhen @Megabooks @LeahBergen This one (current book) is excellent too!! It‘s slightly connected to 👉🏽which I wasn‘t crazy about but will likely try again after I finish Anything is Pissible (edited) 3y
Centique I love her too! I loved 3y
Cinfhen Oh, good to know @Centique I recently picked up that title on kindle 😁 3y
emmaturi I just read this too. Very good! 3y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen agree! @Megabooks @LeahBergen try her for sure 3y
Megabooks Good to know!! Thanks Cindy and @Crazeedi !! 3y
Cinfhen I love these interconnected stories @emmaturi 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I laughed at your typo 👆🏻😆😆 3y
LeahBergen @Crazeedi I will. Thanks! 3y
Cinfhen Whoops 😬 @LeahBergen 🤦🏼‍♀️sometime autocorrect is NOT my friend 3y
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MelKelsey
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"We have a reservation for Dr. Richard Small." Dr. Small's announcement was appropriately large enough to include his wife, who came in right after him, without any mention of her at all.

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MelKelsey
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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A great novel of interconnected short stories by Elizabeth Strout, who is masterful at writing characters' heartbreak with unlikely, resonating beauty. I want to write like her when I grow up, and, until then, I'll relish her words! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Freespirit
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This is a new one for me...audio grouting of my bathroom tiles..listening to Any Thing is Possible by Elizabeth Strout❤️ Wonderful words to help me get the job done. Hope your all having a much more exciting weekend than me😂😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! I love it!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LapReader I could waste a good hour in that tub with a glass of wine and a book xo 3y
Freespirit Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it made the job slightly more enjoyable❤️ 3y
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Freespirit In winter Allissa I read In the tub often😂😂 @LapReader 3y
ljuliel I like that bathroom ! It looks antique . If I had the right type of house, I‘d redo it all to look more old fashioned. 3y
Freespirit Hi @ljuliel we built our house of mud bricks 25 years ago so it‘s quite contemporary, but I like solid timeless pieces so found an old bath and had it fixed and it still looks good😊 3y
ljuliel It‘s beautiful. 3y
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kricheal
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Finished this up this morning. I enjoyed all the short stories, most of them were kind of sad though. The last one The Gift, wow I did not see that one coming. So good! #48 #2019

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kricheal
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Starting this next. #workbook #goodreads #giveaway

Bindrosbookshelf Oh I liked this one but have you read 4y
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TheBookHippie
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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OHMYWORD!!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

More birthday love!!!!

Thank you so so much!!!! I just love it!
#litsylove

Rissreads You are very welcome. I haven‘t read this so I hope you enjoy it! 4y
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Jas16
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I am not normally a huge fan of short stories but I do really like Elizabeth Strout so I bought this book as soon as it kept out and put off reading it until now. Definitely glad I bought it without hesitation. I appreciate how well she writes interconnected stories so that each is a piece of a larger puzzle while still being something all its own.

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Lauram
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It‘s too cold outside and I‘m not feeling up to the treadmill tonight. Instead, I climbed stairs during commercial breaks and walked laps while reading. It‘s not great, but better than nothing. #Litsywalkers

rather_be_reading haha good idea! 4y
SexyCajun That‘s wonderful Laura! Great work 🏃‍♀️❤️💪🏼 4y
Lauram @SexyCajun Thanks! How is your wrist healing? 4y
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SexyCajun @Lauram ughhhh. My hand and it‘s been a nightmare ☹️ I go to occupational therapy twice a week and still can‘t close my hand Thanks for asking tho. 4y
Kaye Good for you , Laura. Some days our bodies just want a break from the same old treadmill. It does get very monotonous. At least you got up and moved , so that counts ! Good for you. 4y
DarcysMom Doing stairs is hard work. They are a great option! 4y
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Lauram
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I‘m off for the next 2 days. I would truthfully rather be at work with much more seasonal winter weather. I hope all you Littens experiencing these dangerous temps are safe. As long as I‘m home, I‘ll work on #LitsyAtoZ stats.

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GirlWellRead
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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In My Name Is Lucy Barton, the work speaks to the reader on a different level in that it was more about the nuances and what was left unsaid. This book is more character driven, examining the human condition, stories of love, loss, and hope.

In a word, brilliant!

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Blaire
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I absolutely loved Lucy Barton, but I think I read this one over too long a period of time and wasn‘t quite in the mood for short stories (I tend to go in phases with them). Found the ones with Lucy‘s brother and sister the most moving. Liked the focus on older people‘s lives and how they‘ve changed from childhood - like the Nicely girls. Overall a pick.

DrSabrinaMoldenReads I loved this but I like essays a lot 4y
Blaire @Joyfulmimi she‘s one of my favorite authors so I think I‘ll probably come back to it again. Def me not her. :) 4y
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eedevore
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One dog on my wrist, one dog on my feet, and a good book in my hand. A perfect rainy Friday night.

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jenniferheidi
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I have a backlog of book posts to catch up on 😕 This was a book club choice after we enjoyed My Name is Lucy Barton last year. Although I‘m a big Elizabeth Strout fan and loved her writing in this book, I found it too bleak, with not much light relief. But Strout is so good at human relationships and dynamics and enjoyed the chapters where this came to the fore.

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Debblyliz
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
Pickpick

A lovely measured book which packs a strong punch!

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cynswanauthor
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Saturday morning, but here it is.
1. You guys, 2. Two, 3. Litsy, instagram, Goodreads, Twitter. 4. We‘re visiting Wisconsin so that means fish fry. Yum! 5. @Amymeyerson and @ErinSueG are the first people who let me know about litsy so I‘m tagging them.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This fell between a pick and a so-so for me. I think I‘m about tapped out on short stories for a while. Regardless, Strout is a craftsman and tells a good tale. I thought she delved deeply enough into the characters. But I still felt like I was spun among so many people, without truly getting to know them. The general focus on small-town life isn‘t really my jam either.

Full review at www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018

Annl Always enjoy your reviews! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Annl Thank you so much! 😍 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Started listening to this today while doing adult-type things around the house. Nice accompaniment to laundry, dishes, etc. Planning to finish before my IRL book group meets on Thursday evening.

#audioadulting

BarbaraBB A lovely read 💜 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB This is my first Elizabeth Strout. Now I‘ll need to read 5y
BarbaraBB Yes you do, it‘s just as good or maybe even better! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Oh good! I just joined a book group (offline) that loved it. So that‘s how I‘m reading this one first. Thanks for your encouragement! 5y
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kspenmoll
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#saturdaymorning #starbuckstreat #booksandcoffee #motherandson#bookclubbook
Post Doctor appointment treated my son to his favorite ice tea, a flat white for me. Tagged book for bookclub Tuesday. Gorgeous day; 90 +heat & humidity gone! Perfect for our last Hartford City Football game later today. ⚽️

Cathythoughts I love your post ❤️ 5y
Suet624 I love your post too. 💕 5y
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DocBrown
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My first non self help book in more than 4 months and I LOVE IT. I‘ve read other Strout books but none have resonated this powerfully. This one opens and closes with characters (minor spoiler alert) glimpsing the divine. All the stories in between reveal little tidbits about characters in adjoining stories, which I absolutely adore as a literary device. I needed this book in my life right now to remind me that Anything Is Possible. I‘m back!!!

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5y
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Colleenma
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I loved this book and This is Lucy Barton. Both were so insightful into human nature and people‘s thoughts and feelings. Was wonderful to read them back to back

RebelReader I love Elizabeth Strout! I read everything she writes! ❤️ 5y
Margot0817 I heard it's a series, which book should you read first? 3y
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mrozzz
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Happy Saturday!! I am camped out reading the last section for #LitsyBuddyRead of Other People‘s Houses at my local Starbucks/used bookstore. Treated myself to a latte after I treated myself to this stack of ARCs. #BookHaul 🤗📚📚

Even though I just bought the hardcover of Stray City on my indie bookstore crawl a couple weeks back, I‘m gearing up to do a giveaway for you all, and for $2 I figured one of you lucky Littens deserved to have it too 😉

LitsyOwl “Camped out”. 🤣🤣🤣 It is a great place for setting up camp no doubt 📚🏕🎣🦉 5y
GloVerdino I can't wait to read See what I have done 5y
mrozzz Surrounded by books and wrapped up in the scent of roasted coffee 👌🏻😆 it‘s my kind of camping anyway @LitsyOwl 5y
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mrozzz @GloVerdino Right? I‘ve been so intrigued by it... and this one happened to be a signed copy! 5y
LitsyOwl My kind too! 🥤📚 5y
GloVerdino @mrozzz nice! I listened to an interview with the author and I'm really interested! 5y
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rachaich
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Wowzers!
Having finished My Name is Lucy Barton, I figured this followed and had been on my pile since receiving it for Christmas. I hadn't opened it and thus didn't know it was a signed copy!

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RebelReader
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Happy Birthday @maximoffs 💐💐💐🎁🎁🎁🍾🍾🍾Hope this year is your best one yet! My favorite book last year was Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. I had many favorites like Pachinko, Ginny Moon, And the list goes on and on! I can't wait to see your top three!

maximoffs Thank you! Adding this to my TBR now! 5y
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Tamra
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My first Strout and I‘m giving it a pick because the writing is exquisite! “We love imperfectly and that‘s okay.”

The maxim “life is messy” sums up the book. I nearly bailed because there is no relief from the melodrama of the character‘s lives and personalities, but I hung in there for the writing. It would have helped had I realized earlier on that it consists of loosely connected short stories, not a cohesive novel. The first was the best!

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Casmt
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Slightly confused about “pick” or “so-so” for this one! I enjoyed it all the way through but I was awaiting a satisfying weave of characters that never came. I felt ‘so-so‘ after the end but if you enjoy it until you realise you‘re on the last chapter!? ...

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Joanne1
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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Eight years ago, just after having me first baby and feeling a little isolated I joined an online book club. It only lasted a few months but it introduced me to the sublime Elizabeth Strout and for that I am forever thankful. This book lives up to everything I've come to expect from Strout. The sparse style, authenticity and her unflinching examination of what a life can really be like. It's dark but also redemptive. Many stars.

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Joanne1
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Loving this companion novel to I Am Lucy Barton. But then again I love everything Elizabeth Strout does.

CarolynM Me too 5y
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