• Hospitalisée à la suite d'une opération, Lucy Barton reçoit la visite impromptue de sa mère, avec laquelle elle avait perdu tout contact. À travers leurs discussions, Lucy se trouve plongée dans les souvenirs de son enfance - la pauvreté extrême, honteuse, au sein d'une petite ville de l'Illinois, la faim, la rudesse de son père, la solitude. Peu à peu, Lucy est amenée à évoquer son propre mariage, ses deux filles, et ses débuts de romancière dans le New York des années 1980.
    Une vie entière qui se déploie à travers un récit lucide et pétri d'humanité, tout en éclairant la relation entre une mère et sa fille.

  • Olive est l'épouse du pharmacien de Crosby, une petite ville côtière du Maine.
    Elle a un fils, Christopher, qu'elle étouffe. Et c'est aussi un professeur de mathématiques brutal et tyrannique, capable, pourtant, d'élans de bonté. Personnalité hors normes, a priori peu aimable, mais ô combien attachante, Olive traverse cette fresque polyphonique où les destins des habitants de Crosby - héros ordinaires - s'entremêlent sur une période de trente ans. Salué outre-Atlantique pour la virtuosité de sa construction et la finesse de son ton, Olive Kitteridge s'inscrit dans la lignée de romans comme Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire, de Carson McCullers, ou Les Corrections, de Jonathan Franzen.
    Ce livre a reçu le prix Pulitzer.

  • OLIVE, AGAIN

    Elizabeth Strout

    • Penguin
    • 1 Novembre 2020

    An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton 'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own' Hilary Mantel Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with the changes - sometimes welcome, sometimes not - in her own existence and in those around her. Olive adjusts to her new life with her second husband, challenges her estranged son and his family to accept him, experiences loss and loneliness, witnesses the triumphs and heartbreaks of her friends and neighbours in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine - and, finally, opens herself to new lessons about life. 'A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships' Observer ' She gets better with each book' Maggie O'Farrell 'One of America's finest writers' Sunday Times

  • Tout est possible

    Elizabeth Strout

    • Fayard
    • 17 Octobre 2018

    La petite ville d'Amgash, dans l'Illinois, est en émoi. Lucy Barton, fille de la ville devenue écrivain à succès, exilée à New York depuis de longues années, vient de publier un livre sur sa jeunesse. Le récit de son enfance, pauvre et solitaire, provoque chez les gens d'Amgash des réminiscences, des questions et des révélations. Un jour, Lucy Barton en personne fait irruption à Amgash après dix-sept ans d'absence. Les retrouvailles de Lucy avec les siens sont l'occasion d'instants âpres, mais beaux comme si la douleur de la fuite et la rancoeur s'étaient dissipées en un instant.
    Dans Tout est possible, Elizabeth Strout renoue avec les personnages de son précédent roman,  Je m'appelle Lucy Barton, pour explorer la complexité du lien à l'Autre. Animées par le livre et la visite exutoires de Lucy, des personnes qui l'ont connue se trouvent forcées à dire, ou parviennent enfin à dire, les secrets qui les écrasent depuis longtemps. Une chance offerte de comprendre les choses et les êtres, à défaut de pouvoir tout recommencer.
      Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Pierre Brévignon «  Ce livre est un joyau... Elizabeth Strout livre une chronique brillante de l'ambiguïté et de la délicatesse de la condition humaine.  Tout est possible  est un roman empreint de sagesse et époustouflant.  » -  The Observer   «  Une lecture envoûtante.  » -  The Sunday Times   «  Si les personnages excentriques et charmants du best-seller de la lauréate du Prix Pulitzer Elizabeth Strout vous ont manqué, vous vous ferez une joie de les retrouver dans  Tout est possible, une suite pleine d'intelligence et profondément émouvante.  » -  Elle  USA

  • ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

  • Anglais My name is lucy barton

    Elizabeth Strout

    • Penguin
    • 18 Septembre 2016

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was she eventually arrived in the big city, got married and had children. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she's made: wondering what is lost and what has yet to be found. Look for Elizabeth Strout's highly anticipated new work of fiction, Anything Is Possible, which is available for pre-order now.

  • Par l'auteure d'Olive Kitteridge, prix Pulitzer de littérature 2009 Cet été-là, une vague de chaleur sans précédent s'abat sur la Nouvelle-Angleterre. À Shirley Falls, l'air est irrespirable. Mais pas moins étouffant que le conflit opposant Amy à Isabelle - sa mère qui l'a toujours élevée seule.
    La jeune fille vient d'avoir seize ans, l'âge du premier amour. Un épisode qui renvoie Isabelle à son propre passé, à une faute qu'elle n'a pu expier au point de s'interdire tout bonheur.
    Par touches légères, Elizabeth Strout remonte le cours du temps et met en lumière les événements - petits ou grands - de cette année qui transformera à jamais ses deux héroïnes.
    Une délicate musique se fait alors entendre, qui révèle les nuances de l'âme humaine et préfigure Olive Kitteridge.

  • Leben, denke ich manchmal, heißt Staunen. Als die Schriftstellerin Lucy Barton längere Zeit im Krankenhaus verbringen muss, erhält sie Besuch von ihrer Mutter, die sie jahrelang nicht mehr gesehen hat. Zunächst ist sie überglücklich. Doch mit den Gesprächen werden Erinnerungen an ihre Kindheit und Jugend wach, die sie längst hinter sich gelassen zu haben glaubte...

  • Allemand Mit Blick Aufs Meer

    Elizabeth Strout

    In Crosby, einer kleinen Stadt an der Küste von Maine, ist nicht viel los. Doch sieht man genauer hin, ist jeder Mensch eine Geschichte und Crosby die ganze Welt. Und Olive Kitteridge, eine pensionierte Mathelehrerin, sieht sehr genau hin. Sie kann stur und boshaft sein, dann wieder witzig, manchmal sogar eine Seele von Mensch. Auf jeden Fall kommt in Crosby keiner an ihr vorbei . Mit liebevoller Ironie und feinem Gespür für Zwischenmenschliches fügt die amerikanische Bestsellerautorin die Geschichten um Olive und Crosby zu einem unvergesslichen Roman.

  • OH WILLIAM! Nouv.

    OH WILLIAM!

    Elizabeth Strout

    • Viking
    • 21 Octobre 2021

    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 br>br>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 theirbr>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.br>br>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.''br>br>''A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own'' Hilary Mantelbr>br>''A terrific writer'' Zadie Smithbr>br>''She gets better with each book'' Maggie O''Farrellbr>br>''One of America''s finest writers'' Sunday Times>

  • OH, WILLIAM! - UNABRIDGED Nouv.

  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys . Soon to be a Broadway play starring Laura Linney produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and London Theatre Company LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post The New York Times Book Review NPR BookPage LibraryReads Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasnt spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucys childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucys life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton A quiet, sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love, yearning, and resilience in a family damaged beyond words. -- The Boston Globe It is Lucys gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mothers shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful. -- San Francisco Chronicle A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds . . . It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one. -- Newsday Spectacular . . . Smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom. . . . [Strout] is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times. --Lily King, The Washington Post An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion. --People

  • Anglais Amy and Isabelle

    Elizabeth Strout

    In the vein of Julie Orringer ("How To Breathe Underwater") and Susan Fletcher ("Eve Green"), This is a coming-of-age debut, shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

  • Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge .

  • Guest edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Birthdays , a premier annual collection of 20 top-selected short fiction pieces is comprised of evocative works that reflect the American contemporary voice. Simultaneous. 75,000 first printing.

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. Winner of The Story Prize A Washington Post and New York Times Notable Book One of USA Today s top 10 books of the year Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mothers happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the authors celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strouts place as one of Americas most respected and cherished authors. Praise for Anything Is Possible When Elizabeth Strout is on her game, is there anybody better? . . . This is a generous, wry book about everyday lives, and Strout crawls so far inside her characters you feel you inhabit them. . . . This is a book that earns its title. Try reading it without tears, or wonder. -- USA Today (four stars) Readers who loved My Name Is Lucy Barton . . . are in for a real treat. . . . Strout is a master of the story cycle form. . . . She paints cumulative portraits of the heartache and soul of small-town America by giving each of her characters a turn under her sympathetic spotlight. --NPR These stories return Strout to the core of what she does more magnanimously than anyone else. -- The Washington Post In this wise and accomplished book, pain and healing exist in perpetual dependence, like feuding siblings. -- The Wall Street Journal

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