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Elizabeth Strout, author of Lucy by the Sea

As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it’s just Lucy, William and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea. At the heart of this story are the deep human connections that unite us even when we’re apart --- the pain of a beloved daughter’s suffering, the emptiness that comes from the death of a loved one, the promise of a new friendship, and the comfort of an old, enduring love.

Week of September 11, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of September 11th include Elizabeth Strout's LUCY BY THE SEA, a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown --- and the love, loss, despair and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart; THE WINNERS, the breathtaking conclusion to Fredrik Backman's Beartown trilogy, a story about first loves, second chances and last goodbyes; ELIZABETH TAYLOR by Kate Andersen Brower, the first-ever authorized biography of one of the most famous movie stars of the 20th century; ACT OF OBLIVION, a spellbinding novel from Robert Harris that brilliantly imagines one of the greatest manhunts in history --- the search for two Englishmen involved in the killing of King Charles I and the implacable foe on their trail; and ONE HUNDRED SATURDAYS, the remarkable story of 99-year-old Stella Levi, whose conversations with writer Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished 90 percent of her community, and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale.