Text-size

Cover image for The Burgess boys
ISBN#9781400067688
BIB ID#1622414
Call# FIC Strout

The Burgess boys

4
Author
Publisher
New York : Random House, c2013.
Subjects
Description
332 p. ; 25 cm
Summary
Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post * NPR * Good Housekeeping Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge . The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. nbsp; Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan--the Burgess sibling who stayed behind--urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. nbsp; With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for The Burgess Boys "What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling." -- Chicago Tribune "Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity." -- The New Yorker nbsp; "Elizabeth Strout's first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet." -- The Boston Globe nbsp; "A portrait of an American community in turmoil that's as ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone." -- Time nbsp; "[Strout's] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. . . . At times [ The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and . . . startling riffs of gripping emotion." --Associated Press nbsp; "[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. . . . Scenes between them ring so true." -- San Francisco Chronicle nbsp; "No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout's new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop." -- The Washington Post

Availability

LocationCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodesort iconStatus
BroadwayFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228486644153Available
Windsor ParkFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228518499832Available
Central Library Hot PicksFIC StroutAdult Hot Picks- 7 Day0228529463090Available
Central Library Hot PicksFIC StroutAdult Hot Picks- 7 Day0228529463108Available
Central Library Hot PicksFIC StroutAdult Hot Picks- 7 Day0228529463140Available
BaysideFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228539796901Available
Queens Village MABFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228546276293Available
Richmond HillFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228549518790Due 9-19-2014
Middle VillageFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228550503491Available
Glen OaksFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228556443841Due 9-10-2014
Queens VillageFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228556495262Available
Queens VillageFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228556495304Available
FlushingFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228556566468Due 9-19-2014
Fresh MeadowsFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560637396Due 9-19-2014
Forest HillsFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560661420Available
Glen OaksFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560661537Available
Glen OaksFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560662154Available
PeninsulaFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560670967Available
ArverneFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560670983Available
SeasideFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560671106Available
Windsor ParkFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228560683747Available
Lefrak CityFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228561169233Available
Forest HillsFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564598289Available
Forest HillsFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564630967Due 9-8-2014
ElmhurstFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564630991Due 9-5-2014
DouglastonFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631015Due 9-8-2014
BelleroseFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631031Due 9-19-2014
BroadwayFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631049Available
BaysideFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631056Available
AuburndaleFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631064Due 9-11-2014
Ozone ParkFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631072Available
Queens VillageFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631080Due 9-10-2014
Richmond HillFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631098Available
Long Island City - Young AdultFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631106Due 9-16-2014
Mitchell-LindenFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631114Available
McGoldrickFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631122Available
MaspethFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631130Due 9-1-2014
Langston HughesFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631155Available
Kew Gardens HillsFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631163Available
Howard BeachFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631189Available
HillcrestFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631197Available
SunnysideFIC Strout21 Day Non-Requestable0228564631205Due 8-23-2014
WhitestoneFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631213In Transit
WoodhavenFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631221Available
Windsor ParkFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631239Available
WoodsideFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631247Available
Central Adult FictionFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631254Available
RidgewoodFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631262In Transit
SteinwayFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564631270Available
DouglastonFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228564635420Due 9-15-2014
North Forest ParkFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565522247Due 9-19-2014
Central Adult Fiction- Ask at DeskFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565595631Available
SeasideFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565651541Available
PomonokFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565858088Available
HollisFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565858096Available
McGoldrickFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565858393Available
Glen OaksFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228565858716Due 8-26-2014
Richmond HillFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228566226830Due 9-2-2014
Central Adult Fiction- Ask at DeskFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228567864795Available
WhitestoneFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228567925729Due 8-29-2014
PoppenhusenFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228571244679Due 9-9-2014
Howard BeachFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228572093299Due 9-2-2014
Howard BeachFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228572093307Due 9-16-2014
Bay TerraceFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228572602552Due 9-10-2014
Bay TerraceFIC StroutAdult Hard Cover0228573607055Due 9-3-2014
Central Adult FictionFIC StroutAdult Trade Paperback0228573765556Available

Marc Record

02426cam a2200457 a 4500
001
vtls001622414
003
NJQ
005
20140404090200.0
008
140404s2013 nyu 000 1 eng
010
 
 
$a 2012-035132
020
 
 
$a 9781400067688 (hardcover) : $c $26.00
020
 
 
$a 9780812979510 (paperback) : $c $15.00
020
 
 
$a 1400067685
020
 
 
$a 0812979516
039
 
9
$a 201404040902 $b ymok $c 201404040901 $d ymok $c 201404040900 $d ymok $c 201301151327 $d mhenry $y 201301141619 $z jlin $w ACPFFeb13.dat $x 16
040
 
 
$a DLC $b eng $c DLC $d IG# $d YDXCP $d BTCTA $d BDX $d OCLCO $d UPZ $d IUK $d MLY $d LF3 $d BWX $d ZCU $d CDX $d NSB $d COO $d NMH $d FDA $d KMS $d P4I $d TXLIL
042
 
 
$a pcc
049
 
 
$a ZQPM
050
 
 
$a PS3569.T736 $b B87 2013
082
 
 
$a 813/.54 $2 23
099
 
 
$a FIC Strout
100
1
 
$a Strout, Elizabeth.
245
1
4
$a The Burgess boys : $b a novel / $c Elizabeth Strout.
250
 
 
$a 1st ed.
260
 
 
$a New York : $b Random House, $c c2013.
300
 
 
$a 332 p. ; $c 25 cm
336
 
 
$a text $2 rdacontent
337
 
 
$a unmediated $2 rdamedia
338
 
 
$a volume $2 rdacarrier
520
 
 
$a Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
599
 
 
$a A Feb13-CP
650
 
 
$a Brothers $v Fiction.
650
 
 
$a Psychological fiction.
651
 
 
$a New York (N.Y.) $v Fiction.
651
 
 
$a Maine $v Fiction.
655
 
7
$a Psychological fiction. $2 lcgft
655
 
7
$a Domestic fiction. $2 gsafd
994
 
 
$a C0 $b ZQP
995
 
 
$a MHENRY-CC:0113
999
 
 
$a VIRTUA
999
 
 
$a VTLSSORT0010 0080 0100 0200 0201 0202 0203 0400 0420 0490 0500 0820 0990 1000 2450 2500 2600 3000 3360 3370 3380 5200 5990 6500 6501 6510 6511 6550 6551 9940 9950 9992