Saturday, December 11, 2021

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Damn, Elizabeth Strout can write! Beautifully developed, complex characters abound in this series of glimpses into interlinked lives, all having a degree of connection to Lucy Barton (the main character in a previous book by Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton).

Strout is amazingly insightful, able to delve deep into emotions and motivations and describe them for readers like few others can. Her work is intelligent and compassionate and, yes, grim as hell. But so, so good. 

There are a lot of characters and names populating these pages, so this is not a book to set aside for a week before returning. Read when you have time to go back to it every day or two, else you might lose the thread. At under 300 pages, it's not terribly long, so you could blast through this quickly if you have the time and bandwidth. I've not had the attention span or concentration over the last couple of years to do many marathon reading sessions, but I suspect that would be a great way to experience this book.

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