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PREMIER EVENT: Elizabeth Strout in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.

My Name Is Lucy Barton

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Fans of the book Olive Kitteridge should sit up and take notice - the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of that book is coming to Kepler's to discuss her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton
In My Name is Lucy Barton a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. 
The praise is rolling in for My Name is Lucy Barton - here's just a small sample:
“Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening, from a perfect attunement to the human condition, from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue." 
—Hilary Mantel
“Magnificent.” – Ann Patchett
“You know the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, and there may be a hole in your heart the size of Crosby, Maine that formed when you finished it. Elizabeth Strout is back in January to try to heal you with My Name Is Lucy Barton. The titular Lucy is a character every bit as magnetic and unforgettable as Olive [Kitteridge], and she leaps off the page fully human in a way only Strout seems to manage.” 
“Strout’s prose is light, clear, and deliberate…A brief, meditative novel contemplating the bonds of family and community over the years, and the quietly tragic ways they stretch and break…a poignant and skillfully drawn read.” —Huffington Post
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. 
Kelly Corrigan is the bestselling author of three books: the runaway hit, Glitter and GlueThe Middle Place; and Lift.  Check out what she's up to on
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812971835
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

The Burgess Boys: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979510
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 8th, 2014

Abide with Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812971828
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 13th, 2007

Amy and Isabelle: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375705199
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 2000

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400067695
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345532855
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 17th, 2015

The Middle Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401340933
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Published: Hachette Books - January 1st, 2009

Lift Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401341244
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Published: Hachette Books - March 2nd, 2010