Anything is Possible
Elizabeth Strout

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Narrated By: Kimberly Farr

Duration: 8 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr.

An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton

Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind.

Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.


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I am deeply impressed. Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening, from a perfect attunement to the human condition, from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue.

Hilary Mantel on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is the best novel I've read for some time

David Nicholls

Plain and beautiful...Strout writes with an extraordinary tenderness and restraint

Kate Summerscale on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships

Observer on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

Sympathetic, subtle and sometimes shocking

Emma Healey on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

So good I got goosebumps... a masterly novel of family ties by one of America's finest writers

Sunday Times on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

Elizabeth Strout's prose is like words doing jazz

Rachel Joyce

Strout's best novel yet

Ann Patchett on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

This is a glorious novel, deft, tender and true. Read it

Sunday Telegraph on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'

An exquisite novel... in its careful words and vibrating silences, My Name Is Lucy Barton offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest suffering to - 'I was so happy. Oh, I was happy' - simple joy

Claire Messud, New York Times Book Review

Tender, elegiac, this is the story of a single life that also manages to tell the story of many