Literati: Elizabeth Strout

Literati Bookstore Presents An evening with Elizabeth Strout 
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. in our downtown sanctuary

Literati Bookstore is our neighborhood independent bookstore located just three blocks west of FUMC on Washington Street.

We are very pleased to welcome Literati Bookstore and Elizabeth Strout to our sanctuary for a reading and talk, just a few short weeks after the release of her latest book, Olive, Again.

About the book: Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

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 Times bestseller; 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. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.

This is a ticketed event: Each general admission ticket ($30 +$2.49 processing fee) includes one hardbound copy of Olive, Again, to be picked up at First United Methodist Church the evening of the event. Literati Bookstore will have additional copies of Elizabeth Strout’s titles available for sale. All tickets are purchased through Literati Bookstore (tickets are not available at the church). Additional details, including signing line details, will be emailed to ticketed guests ahead of the event. A detailed map of available parking structures in downtown Ann Arbor can be found here.

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