Elizabeth Strout

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Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout review – Lucy Barton’s return brings intense pleasures
The Pulitzer prize-winner delves deeper into the rich cast of characters that have made her a bestseller

Jonathan Myerson

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout review – the return of Lucy Barton
In the third book in the series, the emotional panorama of a long relationship is beautifully observed as Lucy reconnects with her ex-husband

Laura Miller

20, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Elizabeth Strout: ‘I’ve thought about death every day since I was 10'
As her latest book, Oh William!, is published, the novelist discusses childhood, loneliness – and perseverance

Kate Kellaway

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 books about children fending for themselves | Una Mannion
Facing up to the world without adult support is present in Greek myths and remains a key theme in authors from Anna Burns to Douglas Stuart and Rachel Kushner

Una Mannion

27, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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In brief: When the Lights Go Out; The Stubborn Light of Things; Olive, Again – review
A marital drama driven by the climate crisis from Carys Bray, Melissa Harrison’s reflections on nature and the return of Elizabeth’s Strout’s irascible antiheroine

Hannah Beckerman

08, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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David Nicholls: 'Gifting books feels like changing the music at someone else’s party'
The author and screenwriter on being inspired by Tess of the D’Urbervilles, feeling gloomy over Moomins and rereading Franny and Zooey

David Nicholls

10, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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It has been easier to cope with my cancer during lockdown - and books have been a lifeline
While being treated for a brain tumour, Susie Steiner has read memoirs and medical histories - but it was a novel that best captured the gruelling reality of illness

Susie Steiner

13, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The naked truth: how to write a memoir
When writing your life story you need to be candid, authentic and artful says Blake Morrison - but don’t forget the jokes

Blake Morrison

14, Dec, 2019 @7:58 AM

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Book clinic: can you recommend middle-class American authors?
Yes, but go further… there are richly rewarding literary tales from Africa and South America too

Alex Preston

30, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout review – a moving tour de force
The small-town anti-heroine returns, exploring themes of grief, loneliness, regret and hope

Hannah Beckerman

03, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout review – triumphant return of Olive Kitteridge
These stories about an irascible yet winning Maine widow have the amplitude and emotional subtlety of the most comprehensive novels

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

25, Oct, 2019 @6:30 AM

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'Oh man, she's back': Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge sold a million copies and won a Pulitzer. Can a follow-up recapture its magic? Elizabeth Strout talks about surprise success in her sixth decade

Emma Brockes

19, Oct, 2019 @10:01 AM

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