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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
The Burgess Boys: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979510
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 8th, 2014


Tuesday, Apr 15 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Olive Kitteridge

speaking & signing
The Burgess Boys

in conversation with

Local Austin Author


Bring Your Book Club!

We're raffling off a basket of soon-to-be-released books
perfect for book club discussions!

If your book club loved Olive Kitteridge, you won't want to miss tonight's event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout. She's here with her new novel, now in paperback, The Burgess Boys, a story about two brothers who return to their childhood home to help their nephew and long-buried tensions rise to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. Invite your book club down to tonight's discussion! We're raffling off a basket of soon-to-be-released books that might be perfect picks for your club. 

About The Burgess Boys: Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

ELIZABETH STROUT is the author of the New York Times bestseller Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestseller Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. She lives in Maine and New York City.

AMANDA EYRE WARD is the author of Close Your Eyes which was named one of Kirkus' Best Books of 2011, as well as, Elle Magazine Fition Book of the Year. She started her writing career in Austin when she won the 1999 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest with her story "Miss Montana's Wedding Day."Her first novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, won the Violet Crown Book Award. She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her family.


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Thank you for supporting Elizabeth Strout, Amanda Eyre Ward & your local independent bookstore!