The Burgess Boys Kindle Edition by Elizabeth Strout Click Here to Download the Book Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susanâ€”the Burgess sibling who stayed behindâ€”urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Stroutâ€™s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.
Reviews Definitely Reccomend As soon as I saw that Elizabeth Strout had a new book coming out I pre-ordered The Burgess Boys! I was hooked on the author after reading Olive Kitteridge which I loved. This book is ultimately a story of a family's entertwined lives and how each member fits into the family dynamic while dealing with a crisis. I enjoy reading Ms. Stroud's style of writing, it keeps me turning the pages. Some may find the interaction between the family members uncomfortable to read at times but it is true to the story.
Brilliant! Elizabeth Strout did it again! Having read Olive Kitteridge and enjoying it so thoroughly I was delighted when The Burgess Boys was released. Ms. Strout really sets to print a dysfunctional family in a way that captures your attention. As is true in any family situation you never know what turn it will take. I'm sure we've all come across the Olive Kitteridges of the world but hope The Burgess Boys saga remains only in print. Can't wait for her next book!
A great follow-up to "Olive Kittridge" Elizabeth Strout is a master at portraying the people who lead very ordinary yet complex lives. She has captured the essence of siblings who lead lives apart, yet are inextricably intertwined. This story is heartbreaking yet hopeful. I found myself cheering for each character's road to self-discovery. Ms. Strout writes for those who are deep thinkers, those who aren't afraid to uncover the secrets of human behavior.
I don't usually leave recommendations I don't usually leave recommendations, but I decided this book needed to be talked about. I read Olive Ketteridge previously and knew this would also be a wonderful book. I love a good story with strong characters and this has both. There are no wild twists or torns, no sex, and no intrigue - just good story telling with a message. If you hunger for a good story, this is it.
The Burgess Boys As in her Pulitzer winning novel Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Stroutâ€™s The Burgess Boys is populated by flawed characters living in an imperfect world where grace comes from unexpected sources. One should not assume that her writing is in anyway formulaic however as both books are exceptionally well written and reveal insights that have this reader at least questioning past, present, and future.
Enjoyed a lot The book was very enjoyable. I like the way Elizabeth Strout writes about everyday life. Even though the book was good, I preferred her book titled Isabelle and Amy. But far and away her best book is Olive Kitteridge.
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