Elizabeth Strout

ELIZABETH STROUT is the author of several novels, including: Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker. She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University of Charlotte.


yulyaisirjozhahas quoted2 years ago
William is the only person I ever felt safe with. He is the only home I ever had
yulyaisirjozhahas quoted2 years ago
And—slowly—I realized this: This authority was why I had fallen in love with William. We crave authority. We do. No matter what anyone says, we crave that sense of authority. Of believing that in the presence of this person we are safe
yulyaisirjozhahas quoted2 years ago
I had not thought of this until now. To deny my husband any chance of comforting me—oh, it was an unspeakably awful thing.
And I had not known
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