Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
October 1, 2021 (by Tara Repucci)
Fans of Elizabeth Strout rejoice! This October, the Queen of Character-rooted Story is back with a portrait of the relationship between Lucy Barton and her first husband. Oh my god my heart! I adored this tranquil and tender study of a divorced couple in their twilight years. Read this when you are not in the mood for plot but instead in the mood for a description of the human condition through simple elements that carry real depth. It is Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler meets Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.
Best paired with room service Caesar salads, cheeseburgers and a glass of white wine.