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Publication Order of Olive Kitteridge Books

Olive Kitteridge (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olive, Again (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amgash Books

My Name Is Lucy Barton (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anything Is Possible (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh William! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Amy and Isabelle (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abide with Me (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burgess Boys (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ploughshares Books

Ploughshares Winter 1989-90 (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Winter 1990-91 (By:) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Fall 1995 (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Spring 1996 (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Fall 1997 (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Spring 1998 (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Fall, 1998 (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Fall 1999 (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Spring 2000 (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Fall 2000 (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares Spring 2001 (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares, Fiction Issue (By:Alice Hoffman) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ploughshares at Emerson College Vol. 36, No. 1, Spr. 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Stories of Frederick Busch(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Providence Noir(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Elizabeth Strout is an American novelist known for writing short stories and literary fiction. Strout was born in Portland but spent much of her childhood in New Hampshire and Maine. She always loved writing since she was a child and could be found with notebooks and diaries, where she recorded her story ideas and short fiction. She also loved reading and spent a lot of time at the local library, particularly in the fiction section. In the summer months, she would be found playing outdoors often alone and sometimes with her brother. Strout did say that she developed her affinity for the outdoors and the physical world when she was playing in the woods of New Hampshire and the rock covered coasts of Maine. Her love for writing continued right into adolescence, where she continued to write as she thought of herself as an author from a very young age. During this time, she read the biographies of many professional authors and studied the different writing styles, particularly how authors told stories. She also read and memorized a lot of poetry and by the time she turned sixteen, she was submitting her stories to magazines.

After graduating from high school, Strout went to Bates College, where she graduated in 1977 with a degree in English. She would then attend Syracuse University in 1979 from where she got a Certificate in Gerontology and a law degree. She then worked for Legal services for a few years before she moved to New York City, where she took up a job in the Borough of Manhattan Community College as an adjunct in the English Department. Strout had by this time had several of her short stories featured in literary magazines such as “Seventeen” and “Redbook.” She did all this while juggling her teaching schedule, and raising a young family. She wrote her first novel “Amy and Isabelle” in 1998 to critical acclaim as the novel went on to become a bestselling title that was made into a movie that starred Elizabeth Shue as the lead. In 2006, she published her second title “Abide with Me” that was successful though not as much as her debut. It was with the publication of “Olive Kitteridge” in 2008 that she became a household name in literary fiction. The critically acclaimed and commercially successful novel has sold over a million copies to date. It was also the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009. The New York Times bestseller was also made into a multi-award-winning miniseries. She published the second novel of the Olive Series titled “Olive, Again” in 2019 to much critical acclaim. Elizabeth Strout has also written several other single standing novels that have also been very successful.

Elizabeth Strout lives with her husband James Tierney in New York City, though she also spends a lot of time in Maine where they have their second home. She wrote most of her novels since 2001 from her Brooklyn home but has asserted that while New York has nourished her for years, Maine is what made her the author that she is today. She has said that her setting of the Olive series and the lead character all hark back to the small-town settings in Maine. Olive Kitteridge the lead character of the Olive series of novels is Strout’s most popular and best-known protagonist. She is one of difficult women of American fiction that has become one of its most beloved even surprising the author. She is bad-tempered, blunt and erratic and when she is in her element does not take nonsense from anyone and is often invulnerable. This makes her quite the characters that readers tend to sympathize with when someone hurts her feelings.

“Olive Kitteridge” is Elizabeth Strout’s first novel about the people living in Crosby, a small-town in Maine. The thirteen stories in the book are centered around Olive Kitteridge the lead character. Strout develops her characters and vividly describes her small town leaving the emotions raw. The lead has a quiet strength, good control of her emotions and exhibits a forthrightness that leaves a lot of people unsettled. However she can be quite stubborn particularly when it comes to accepting changes. Olive is a complex character and even though she is self-centered and brusque she is not the stereotypical cranky old lady. Every story is told from a different perspective to show the different sides of the lead character as she interacts with friends, family, and neighbors through love, age, grief, and loneliness. Sometimes perceptive, other time patient and at times stern, Olive Kitteridge is often deploring the changes to her small town and the outside world that she often has to interact with. Strout draws realistic characters who have such immense emotional depth that one can see them in ordinary people and even identify with them. However, she almost seems to be blind to the changes in her neighbors including her own adult child that thinks her irrational sensitivities are nothing short of tyranny, Henry her husband that thinks being loyal to his wife is a curse as well as a blessing, a lounge musician that has horrible memories of a romance that went sour. As the people in Crosby, Maine deal with their small and large problems, Olive comes to a better understanding of herself.

“Olive, Again” the second novel of the Olive series sees the wry, prickly, resistant to change yet deeply empathetic and ruthlessly honest Olive Kitteridge make a comeback. She is still struggling not only to understand her life and herself but also her neighbors in Crosby, the small town in Maine where she lived her whole life. Whether it be a lawyer struggling with an estate left to her against her wishes, a nurse confessing a crush she had in high school, a woman whose baby came at the most inopportune moment or a teenager whose father is suddenly deceased leaving him devastated, Olive is a character able to inspire and move the reader. She is one of Elizabeth Strout’s best creations not because she is always presenting herself as a cantankerous old woman but because she is one of the most honest people when it comes to her shortcomings just as she is when criticizing others. While you would expect people to be turned off by her brutal honesty, it actually makes a lot of people confide in her. The beauty of Strout’s narratives comes from the unrestrained exchanges as the characters showcase their confusion, sadness, and badness.

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