Anything Is Possible

Anything Is Possible

Short story collection Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

Here are two sisters: one trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.

Title:Anything Is Possible
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780812989403
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    Anything Is Possible Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is a wondrous book, it is my first read by Elizabeth Strout and I was just so impressed. It is a beautifully written collection of 9 short stories set in Amgash, Illinois. We encounter Lucy Barto...

  • Elyse Walters

    WONDERFUL!!! LOVED IT!!!! MELTING!!! WISH IT DIDN'T HAVE TO END!!!Elizabeth Strout begins with Tommy Guptill who once owned a dairy farm in Amgash, Illinois. The house had burned down. His family had ...

  • Diane S ?

    Linked stories from Lucy Barton's home town and the people that made up the town. First story features Charlie, former maintenance man at the school the Barton children attended, an elderly man who re...

  • Larry H

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here.I don't know about you, but people watching utterly fascinates me. It's really amusing to watch the dynamics of families and groups of friends, but what's even more fu...

  • Angela M

    Elizabeth Strout is one of our best contemporary authors, so I was thrilled to get an advanced copy of this book. I was especially excited to read it because this book is a continuation of My Name Is ...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!Once again, Elizabeth Strout has exquisitely examined and shared the life of a small group of people in a small town in this lovely compilation of intermingled stories that form th...

  • Perry

    Art refreshingly revealing how anything's possible when one person honestly, authentically connects with another."Lucy, Lucy, Lucy B, where did you go to, how did you flee?"Following the critical succ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Once again, here is another book I read for a Goodreads challenge on audio. And it's another one I'm going to buy and add to my collection. BUT! I need to buy the first book (Lucy Barton) first. I had...

  • Debbie

    Firecrackers in my soul!!!Socks knocked off AGAIN! My feet are cold, but my soul is on fire. This collection of stories goes directly to my all-time-favorites shelf. Brilliant, just brilliant. I can b...

  • Pouting Always

    I haven't read My Name is Lucy Barton but after finishing this I totally want to, also maybe if I would have read it before hand I'd have given this five stars. I really enjoyed the writing style, I a...