elizabeth strout

Olive Kitteridge, the funny, wicked, remorseful and gruff woman who was the propelling force in Elizabeth Strout’s book of short stories “Olive Kitteridge” – which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction – is back in Strout’s new collection, “Olive, Again.”

This episode was recorded at an event presented by Oblong Books and Music.

This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:
"The Need" by Helen Phillips
"The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott
"The Swallows" by Lisa Lutz  (launch event at Oblong Rhinebeck, Tues, 9/17, 6pm)
"Cold Storage" by David Koepp
"The Outlaw Ocean" by Ian Urbina
"A Stone Sat Still" by Brendan Wenzel
"Hungry Jim" by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Chuck Groenink
"Stargazing" by Jen Wang

Events:
Salman Rushdie - September 10 at 7 p.m. - Fisher Center, Bard College
Elizabeth Strout - October 17 at 7 p.m. - Hotchkiss School, Walker Auditorium

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge; the #1 New York Times bestseller My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Burgess Boys, a New York Timesbestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine.

She joins us to discuss her latest novel, Anything is Possible.