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Oh William!

Oh William!

by Elizabeth Strout

Publisher Viking

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker-longlisted, bestselling author returns to her beloved heroine Lucy Barton in a luminous novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her life as a recent widow and parent to two adult daughters. A surprise encounter leads her to reconnect with William, her first husband - and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante. Recalling their college years, the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a tender, complex, decades-long partnership.

Oh William! captures the joy and sorrow of watching children grow up and start families of their own; of discovering family secrets, late in life, that alter everything we think we know about those closest to us; and the way people live and love, against all odds. At the heart of this story is the unforgettable, indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who once again offers a profound, lasting reflection on the mystery of existence. 'This is the way of life,' Lucy says. 'The many things we do not know until it is too late.'

'Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favourite writers, so the fact that Oh William! may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement' Ann Patchett

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About the Author

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is a US-American novelist and author. She is widely known for her works in literary fiction and her descriptive characterisation.

Strout's first novel, Amy and Isabelle met with widespread critical acclaim, became a national bestseller, and was adapted into a movie. Her third novel, Olive Kitteridge, was published to critical and commercial success grossing nearly $25 million with over one million copies sold as of May 2017. The novel won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was adapted into a multi Emmy Award-winning mini series and became a New York Times bestseller.

Five years later, she published The Burgess Boys, which became a national bestseller. My Name Is Lucy Barton was met with international acclaim and topped the New York Times bestseller list. Lucy Barton became the main character in Strout's 2017 novel, Anything is Possible.

A sequel to Olive Kitteridge, titled Olive, Again, was published in 2019.

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