TKE is proud to partner with Penguin Random House to present a virtual discussion with NYT bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout, who will discuss her new novel, Lucy by the Sea. Strout will be in conversation with essayist Pico Iyer.
Order your copy of Lucy by the Sea from The King's English Bookshop and receive an autographed book plate (while supplies last).
This ticketed, virtual event will be on Zoom and you must purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here. Your $39 ticket includes entrance to the Zoom broadcast, one hardcover copy of Lucy by the Sea, sales tax, shipping and handling. Event books will be shipped after the event. We can only ship within the U.S.
About the book:
With her trademark spare, crystalline prose—a voice infused with “intimate, fragile, desperate humanness” (The Washington Post)—Elizabeth Strout turns her exquisitely tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton through the early days of the pandemic.
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.
Rich with empathy and emotion, Lucy by the Sea vividly captures the fear and struggles that come with isolation, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. 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.