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PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Elizabeth Strout

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*This Event is Sold Out*


You are invited to a private dinner with writer Elizabeth Strout.

This dinner will be hosted by Sally & Robert Huxley and will take place at the Player’s Club in Gramercy Park on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30pm.

The dinner will provide guests with the opportunity to discuss her latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

Praise for My Name is Lucy Barton: “Sensitive, deceptively simple . . . It is Lucy’s gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mother’s shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful. . . . My Name Is Lucy Barton—like all of Strout’s fiction—is more complex than it first appears, and all the more emotionally persuasive for it.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Elizabeth Strout is an American novelist, academic, and short story writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel, Olive Kitteridge, and is the author of The Burgess Boys, Abide with Me, and Amy and Isabel.

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.

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