Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mini-Review of "The Burgess Boys" by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout

I loved everything about this book.  Elizabeth Strout has concocted a story of family ties of loyalty stretched to the breaking point.  She follows up her Pulitzer Prize winning performance on "Olive Kitteridge" with another stunning deep dive into the complexities of human behavior and interaction.

Jim and Bob Burgess, the eponymous "Burgess Boys"  have been largely estranged since the death of their father.  The disappearance of their nephew forces them to choose to work together to find and rescue him - bringing into sharp contrast the two brother divergent views of the world.  This is a deeply human and deeply moving tale.

This is a great summer read.



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