Monday, November 25, 2013

The Burgess Boys

Did you love Olive Kitteridge?  Well, the author, Elizabeth Strout, has a new book out...The Burgess
Boys!

It's another book that I will reread at some point...When Jim and Bob Burgess were young boys a freak accident killed their father and the cause of his death haunted them both all of their lives.  Both boys left their home in Maine after finishing school and moved to New York.  Jim became a very successful, nationally known lawyer.  His younger brother, Bob, worked for Legal Aid as an attorney.  Their sister, Susan, remained in Maine where she married and divorced and was raising her son, Zach.

One day, Susan called her brothers to ask for their help...her son Zach was in serious legal trouble.  Both of the brothers returned to Maine to help...and the family dynamics began to show themselves.  Old hurts, misunderstandings, and secrets unfold.

The novel is a fascinating look at families, grief, guilt, loss and love.  The Burgess Boys is another great hit for Ms. Strout.


 

1 comment:

Susan Bybee said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one.