Oh William! (Paperback)
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Oh William! (Paperback)

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A chance encounter reunites newly widowed Lucy Barton with her first husband in this stunningly intricate portrait of love, loss and a decades-long partnership from Elizabeth Strout’s masterly pen.

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.

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 their

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.

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.'

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241992210
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own.' - Hilary Mantel

'A terrific writer.' - Zadie Smith

'She gets better with each book.' - Maggie O'Farrell

'One of America's finest writers.' - Sunday Times

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“Simply wonderful.”

In this novel we return to Lucy Barton’s life. Lucy is a successful author living in New York who recently lost her second husband. Recent encounters with her first husband William rekindles her complex relationship... More

Hardback edition
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Therese Gregory

“Oh Elizabeth Strout! Another masterpiece!”

I started this wonderful novel in the morning and finished it in the evening, then read it again the following day. I’ve now lined up Elizabeth Strout’s other novels to reread. What makes her such a good writer?

I... More

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“A 5 Star Fiction writer”

Strout renews our acquaintance with Lucy Barton. We find her recently widowed and grieving for the loss of her beloved David. In the way that grief does, feelings about other losses arise and a reassessment of her... More

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