Review: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Opening sentence: ‘Tommy Guptill had once owned a dairy farm, which he’d inherited from his father, and which was about two miles from the town of Amgash, Illinois.’ I only discovered author Elizabeth Strout last summer, but this is my third book of hers (of a possible six she’s […]

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Review: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Opening sentence: “For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summertime roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before he turned off to where the […]

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Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Opening sentence: “There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in hospital for almost nine weeks.” Don’t you love it when your expectations for a book are not particularly high, but then you end up being totally in awe […]

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