Anything Is Possible

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this “compulsively readable” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel from #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout

“This book, this writer, are magnificent.”—Ann Patchett


Winner of The Story Prize • A Washington Post and New York Times Notable Book • One of USA Today’s top 10 books of the year

Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible 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 My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author’s celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
April 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ristikay ,

Anything is Possible

I love that each chapter of this book reads like a short story; and each story is a treasure.

lla96 ,

Difficult

I read her “Olive” books first and loved them. I then read “ I am Lucy Barton” and now this follow-up. I found them both to be exhausting. The continuous sentence breaks and thoughts that become so difficult to keep straight was manic. The upside is that I like the stories and the characters.

WriterInVermont ,

Wonderful

I loved this book. Growing up in small-town America, I strongly identified with Strout’s portrayal of the quiet repression’s, undercurrents, and struggles of people in “forgotten” places. The series of vignettes implies more than it says, and strikes an excellent balance of humour, hope, and frustrated yearning. By far the best book I read this last year.

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