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  • Published: 13 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634356
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $34.99

Tell Me Everything




A hopeful, healing novel about new friendships, old loves, and the very human desire to leave a mark on the world - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker Prize shortlisted author of My Name is Lucy Barton

It’s autumn in Maine, and the town lawyer Bob Burgess has become enmeshed in an unfolding murder investigation, defending a lonely, isolated man accused of killing his mother. He has also fallen into a deep and abiding friendship with the acclaimed writer, Lucy Barton, who lives down the road in a house by the sea with her ex-husband, William. Together, Lucy and Bob go on walks and talk about their lives, their fears and regrets, and what might have been. Lucy, meanwhile, is finally introduced to the iconic Olive Kitteridge, now living in a retirement community on the edge of town. Together, they spend afternoons in Olive’s apartment, telling each other stories. Stories about people they have known – \"unrecorded lives,\" Olive calls them – reanimating them, and, in the process, imbuing their lives with meaning.

Brimming with empathy and pathos, TELL ME EVERYTHING is Elizabeth Strout operating at the height of her powers, illuminating the ways in which our relationships keep us afloat. As Lucy says, \"Love comes in so many different forms, but it is always love.\"

  • Published: 13 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634356
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller, Abide With Me and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She lives in New York City and Portland, Maine.

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Praise for Tell Me Everything

A terrific writer

Zadie Smith

She gets better with each book

Maggie O'Farrell

A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own

Hilary Mantel