ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018
From the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton
Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind.
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.
'A terrific writer' Zadie Smith
'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own' Hilary Mantel
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
All the luminous stories that make up Anything Is Possible have some connection to the main character of Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 bestseller, My Name Is Lucy Barton. It’s fun to discover these links—some obvious, some more tenuous—but you don’t need to have read Lucy to be completely absorbed in these rural and small-town vignettes. They burst with wistfulness and heartache, but are also exquisitely drawn portraits of mostly decent people struggling to overcome adversity and connect with their neighbors. It’s an engaging theme that feels particularly timely and wonderful.