Tell Me Everything by Elizabeth Strout

Staff Pick

Readers of Strout’s previous novels will be delighted that this one features both Lucy and Olive—as well as William, Pam, the Burgess brothers, and other figures from her prize-winning and beloved fiction. If you are new to this cast—relax. Strout is a master at creating characters and each of the Crosby, Maine, denizens is lively, solid, and instantly compelling. They’ll sweep you right into the thick of their marriages and addictions, estrangements, children, foibles, and reconciliations; Strout even weaves a murder mystery into all this. But the larger question she explores is simply that of how people navigate daily life—how they survive love and its loss, how they break, how they heal, how they hope and what for. At bottom the challenge is to know each other, a project best approached by learning to listen—as Strout demonstrates with the many stories that make up this volume, all given, and received, as the gifts they are.

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ISBN: 9780593446096
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - August 13th, 2024