Anything Is Possible

Just The Right Book Podcast: Elizabeth Strout Knows "Anything is Possible"

One of Roxanne's favorite authors, Elizabeth Strout joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about her latest novel, Anything is Possible. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author also gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Olive Kitteridge (based on Strout's book of the same name) and shares her thoughts on Frances McDormand as the title character.
Ep 36: Elizabeth Strout Knows "Anything is Possible"
Just The Right Book Podcast
July 26, 2017

Politics & Prose: Elizabeth Strout with NPR arts correspondent Lynn Neary

A companion volume to My Name is Lucy Barton, Strout's sixth novel unfolds in Lucy's home town and brings to life some of the many characters Lucy and her mother talked about during Lucy's recovery.

Elizabeth Strout, "Anything Is Possible"
Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.
May 9, 2017

The Atlantic: When Memories Are True Even When They’re Not

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout discusses Louise Glück’s poem “Nostos” and the powerful way literature can harbor recollection.

Glück seems to be saying that childhood is the only constant, immutable thing, while everything that comes after that—“the rest,” she says, our whole adult life—occurs in the shifty arena of memory. Our whole present tense takes place in the shadows of the original, pure impressions of childhood.
— Elizabeth Strout
"By Heart: When Memories Are True Even When They’re Not"
Joe Fassler, The Atlantic, May 2, 2017