Elizabeth strout anything is possible summary

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elizabeth strout anything is possible summary

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Short story collection 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) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.
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Summary and reviews of Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, plus links to a book excerpt from Anything Is Possible and author biography of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Strout

Anything Is Possible

Random House. The things they carry are heavy. Not to suffer would be more than enough. To describe the plot, to the extent that there even is one, is pointless. Strout was born to be an omniscient narrator, born to flit and swoop from one crooked perch to the next.

Why do you think Elizabeth Strout chose to structure Anything Is Possible as a novel in the form of linked stories? How would your understanding of the book change if it had been written instead as a novel with a single narrative? How does the town of Amgash feature in the text? How does it shape the lives of its residents? If Amgash had its own personality, how would you characterize it?

A rich and intricate tapestry of tales, the chapters are tightly woven together: Pick at a single thread, and it will lead through the entire book.
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Book Summary

Rate this book. An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by 1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. 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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Igone F. says:

    The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Strout, Elizabeth. Anything Is Possible. Random House, The novel is divided into.

  2. Jeannette R. says:

    By Sara Stridsberg; translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner

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