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Elizabeth Strout | My Name is Lucy Barton

Thu, January 14, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students

In conversation with Laura Kovacs

Possessed of “a magnificent gift for humanizing characters,” (San Francisco Chronicle), Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for the 2008 bestseller Olive Kitteridge, a linked collection of narratives about a woman and her family and friends’ intersections in coastal Maine. It was adapted into a multi-Emmy-winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand. A former PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and Orange Prize nominee, Strout also penned the novels Amy and Isabelle, Abide with Me, and The Burgess Boys. Her new book tells the story of an estranged mother and daughter’s reconnection after a hospital visit. “Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening, from a perfect attunement to human condition, from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue." —Hilary Mantel

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

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