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The Resource Anything Is Possible

Anything Is Possible

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Anything Is Possible
Title
Anything Is Possible
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Elizabeth Strout
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn 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.Winner of The Story PrizeA Washington Post and New York Times Notable Book • One of USA Today's top 10 books of the yearRecalling 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. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.Praise for Anything Is Possible"When Elizabeth Strout is on her game, is there anybody better? . . . This is a generous, wry book about everyday lives, and Strout crawls so far inside her characters you feel you inhabit them. . . . This is a book that earns its title. Try reading it without tears, or wonder."—USA Today (four stars) "Readers who loved My Name Is Lucy Barton . . . are in for a real treat. . . . Strout is a master of the story cycle form. . . . She paints cumulative portraits of the heartache and soul of small-town America by giving each of her characters a turn under her sympathetic spotlight."—NPR "These stories return Strout to the core of what she does more magnanimously than anyone else."—The Washington Post "In this wise and accomplished book, pain and healing exist in perpetual dependence, like feuding siblings."—The Wall Street Journal
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Strout does not disappoint with her newest work. Her brilliant collection takes up where her novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, leaves off. The chapters read like short stories with Lucy Barton as the thread that runs between them. The characters populate Amgash, Illinois and their stories are woven together carefully and wonderfully. No one captures the inner workings of small town characters better than Strout. Written to be read and enjoyed many times, I highly recommend for readers of fine literary fiction. -- Mary Vernau for LibraryReads
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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fiction
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Anything Is Possible
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7c3f27e5-fb7b-445b-9613-48a7d2febbc5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780812989427
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Anything Is Possible
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7c3f27e5-fb7b-445b-9613-48a7d2febbc5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780812989427
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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