Books by Elizabeth Strout

THE SELECTED STORIES OF FREDERICK BUSCH by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Well-chosen and broadly representative: an ideal introduction to Busch for those new to him and a welcome anthology for those who already know his work."
Sterling collection of short fiction by a late master (1941-2006) of the short story form. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2013  by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"As always, the Contributors' Notes on the stories are fascinating, and writers will be encouraged to learn that one of the best stories here—"Horned Men" by Karl Taro Greenfeld—was rejected by some 50 publications before making it to print."
Plenty of great stories, but lighter on discovery and revelation than some previous annuals. Read full book review >
THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout
Released: March 26, 2013

"A skilled but lackluster novel that dutifully ticks off the boxes of family strife, infidelity and ripped-from-the-headlines issues."
Two squabbling brothers confront their demons, their crumbling love lives and a hate crime case that thrusts them back to their Maine roots. Read full book review >
OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"A perfectly balanced portrait of the human condition, encompassing plenty of anger, cruelty and loss without ever losing sight of the equally powerful presences of tenderness, shared pursuits and lifelong loyalty."
The abrasive, vulnerable title character sometimes stands center stage, sometimes plays a supporting role in these 13 sharply observed dramas of small-town life from Strout (Abide with Me, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
ABIDE WITH ME by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"A melancholy tale of faith lost and found and an unhappy look at small-town life."
The author of Amy and Isabelle (1999) returns with her second novel. Read full book review >
AMY AND ISABELLE by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

A lyrical, closely observant first novel, charting the complex, resilient relationship of a mother and daughter. Read full book review >