Elizabeth Strout Read-alikes

Best-selling novelist Elizabeth Strout is the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Public Libraries Council of Friends Author Luncheon on April 19th. The luncheon is a fundraising event in support of county public libraries. For ticket information, go to www.lancasterlibaries.org or visit the Lititz Public Library.

Elizabeth Strout writes quiet domestic tales that explore serious themes and uneasy relationships between family members and friends. The author’s most recent book is Anything is Possible, the story of two sisters, one who trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds a literary kindred spirit that changes her life. Borrow novels by Elizabeth Strout and the following books with similar themes from the Lititz Public Library.

The ImperfectionistsThe Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The reporters, editors and executives of a struggling international English language newspaper in Rome are preoccupied by personal challenges.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
A stranger searching for a rare tea arrives in a remote Chinese village where for generations life has centered on the seasons and farming.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A glamorous couple’s marriage is the envy of their friends but things are more complicated and remarkable than they seem.

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls.

The Art of MendingThe Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
At a family reunion, a woman and her brother learn some unpleasant secrets about their mother.

The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley
The police suspect arson in a college fire that killed a student, leaving families to confront a devastating truth.

Run by Ann Patchett
On the fateful night a man plans to meet his two adopted sons, a blizzard causes an accident that triggers a series of life-altering events.

The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
A portrait of a California family spanning several decades examines the way a troubled marriage encourages adult children to grapple with the past as they attempt to create successful lives of their own.

The Homecoming of Samuel LakeThe Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Set in 1950s Arkansas, unplanned events affect a preacher and his family when they return to his wife’s hometown for an annual reunion.

The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle
A teenage girl’s shocking actions are described from the differing perspectives of three women.

Moonglow by Michael Chabon
A man bears witness to his father’s deathbed confessions that reveal his family’s long-buried history.

If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
When a stranger arrives in a North Carolina mountain town, a woman reconsiders the inevitability of her bleak future with a dangerous, alcoholic husband.

Kitchens of the Great MidwestKitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Thanks to the influence of her single father’s love of food, a woman finds comfort in the flavors of her native Minnesota and becomes the star chef of a legendary pop-up supper club.

The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
A Greenwich Village chef takes a job cooking for the governor of New Mexico, setting in motion of series of adventures and upheavals that culminate in the tragedy of 9/11.

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
The deaths of a teacher and student during her senior year at an elite academy awaken a girl’s analytical talents.

The Arsonist by Sue Miller
A woman makes unsettling discoveries about her aging parents while a series of house fires exposes deep social faults in her hometown.

January 26, 2018