Earlier today, I posted my review of Elizabeth Strout’s just-released book, Anything is Possible. In that review I mentioned that people might want to read My Name is Lucy Barton which is a kind of prequel to Anything is Possible. My review of the former book can be found at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/01/todays-new-release-review-of-my-name-is.html.
Coincidentally, I came across a great profile of Elizabeth Strout in the latest issue of The New Yorker which arrived in my mailbox today. I still prefer to read the print version, but an electronic version is available: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/01/elizabeth-strouts-long-homecoming.
When My Name is Lucy Barton was released in January 2016, The New York Times had a lengthy article about the author (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/16/books/the-author-elizabeth-strout-on-lucy-barton-and-how-her-characters-come-into-being.html?_r=0) and NPR Books had an interview with her (http://www.npr.org/2016/01/13/462912164/my-ears-are-open-novelist-elizabeth-strout-finds-inspiration-in-every-day-life). And since Strout is internationally known, the British newspaper, The Guardian, featured her as well (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/19/elizabeth-strout-i-dont-want-to-write-melodrama-interview). All three pieces make for interesting reading in tandem with Strout’s latest books.
With today’s release of Anything is Possible, expect more articles about this author.