The latest book from Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, once again proves her prowess as a writer of domestic dramas. In Oh William!, she revists the protagonist of her 2016 novel My Name Is Lucy Barton. This time around, Lucy is recently widowed and reevaluating her relationship with her ex-husband William. The two share daughters and have always played an outsize role in each other’s lives, even after their divorce, but they become even closer when William asks Lucy to accompany him on a trip from New York to Maine to get answers about the half-sister he never knew he had. Oh William! is a portrait of a complex relationship, and Strout mines Lucy and William’s most ordinary moments and conversations to craft a quietly gutting narrative on love, loneliness, marriage and memory.
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