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THE BURGESS BOYS - Rare Autographed Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed And Dated (On The Day of Publication) by Elizabeth Strout - SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE

Strout, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 1400067685 / ISBN 13: 9781400067688
Published by New York City, NY: Random House, 2013
Used Condition Fine Hardcover
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1st Printing. Signed. 270 pages. Published in 2013. The author's fourth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. "Autographed Copy" round white sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Elizabeth Strout's "The Burgess Boys". A gem that will be regarded as a climactic achievement in her career. "With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers" (Publisher's blurb). Elizabeth Strout began publishing very late in life. She was a lawyer for many "utterly miserable" years before she finally decided, "No more law! I would rather fail miserably in life as a writer than be successful as a lawyer" (Elizabeth Strout). As such, she is a "mature" writer, the only writer worth reading, rather than a "flash-in-the-pan" prodigy although she has been writing all her adult life, her many lawyer years included. An absolute "must-have" title for Elizabeth Strout collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (on the day of publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Elizabeth Strout 3.27.13". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. She launched the book in New York City, but did not tour to promote the book (she pre-signed copies instead), making copies signed on the title page scarce. Furthermore, unlike her more recent signatures, it is signed in full instead of slightly abbreviated (although the latter signature is still very clear and legible, unlike most other authors'). Given the significant demand for signed copies of all her books, this is probably what the future holds. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and publication-day dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for "Olive Kitteridge". One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELIZABETH STROUT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1400067685. Bookseller Inventory # 20242

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Elizabeth Strout ?animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,? wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize?winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout?s ?magnificent gift for humanizing characters.? Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature.
 
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan?the Burgess sibling who stayed behind?urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
 
With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout?s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.

Praise for The Burgess Boys

?Strout?s prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity.? ?The New Yorker
 
?Elizabeth Strout?s first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet.? ?The Boston Globe
 
?Strout?s greatest gift as a writer, outside a diamond-sharp precision that packs 320 fast-paced pages full of insight, is her ability to let the reader in on all the rancor of her characters without making any of them truly detestable. . . . Strout creates a portrait of an American community in turmoil that?s as ambitious as Philip Roth?s American Pastoral but more intimate in tone.? ?Time
 
?[Strout?s] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. . . . At times [ The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and . . . startling riffs of gripping emotion.? ?Associated Press
 
?[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. . . . Scenes between them ring so true.? ?San Francisco Chronicle
 
?No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout?s new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop.? ?The Washington Post
 
?Every element in Strout?s graceful, many-faceted novel is keenly observed, lustrously imagined and trenchantly interpreted.? ?Chicago Tribune

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The Washington Post ? NPR ? Good Housekeeping

Elizabeth Strout ?animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,? wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize?winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout?s ?magnificent gift for humanizing characters.? Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature.
 
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan?the Burgess sibling who stayed behind?urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
 
With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout?s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.

Praise for The Burgess Boys

?What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling.? ?Chicago Tribune

?Strout?s prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity.? ?The New Yorker
 
?Elizabeth Strout?s first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet.? ?The Boston Globe
 
?A portrait of an American community in turmoil that?s as ambitious as Philip Roth?s American Pastoral but more intimate in tone.? ?Time
 
?[Strout?s] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. . . . At times [ The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and . . . startling riffs of gripping emotion.? ?Associated Press
 
?[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. . . . Scenes between them ring so true.? ?San Francisco Chronicle
 
?No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout?s new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop.? ?The Washington Post

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Title: THE BURGESS BOYS - Rare Autographed Copy of ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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