• A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships

  • Strout really can write you into a world until you feel you are there with her, in that house, that life, that little Podunk of a place

    The Times
  • Elizabeth Strout's prose is like words doing jazz

    Rachel Joyce
  • Strout, always good, just keeps getting better

  • A writer at the peak of her powers

    Literary Review
  • A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own. In Olive, Again, she teaches us that there is always more to know about human beings, even the ones we are closest to.

    Hilary Mantel
  • It's hard to believe that a year after the astonishing My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout could bring us another book that is by every measure its equal, but what Strout proves to us again and again is that where she's concerned, anything is possible. This book, this writer, are magnificent.

    Ann Patchett on 'Anything is Possible'
  • Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force

    New Yorker
  • There's no simple truth about human existence, Strout reminds us, only wonderful, painful complexity. 'Well, that's life,' Olive says. 'Nothing you can do about it.' Beautifully written and alive with compassion, at times almost unbearably poignant. A thrilling book in every way.

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • She gets better with each book

    Maggie O'Farrell