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The Burgess Boys

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize - winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature.
 
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
 



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April 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Burgess Boys (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-606-35597-9 / 978-0-606-35597-1 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Burgess Boys
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1-4711-2737-0 / 978-1-4711-2737-3 (UK edition)
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May 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Burgess Boys
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1-61173-726-5 / 978-1-61173-726-4 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1-4000-6768-5 / 978-1-4000-6768-8 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-8129-7951-6 / 978-0-8129-7951-0 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burgess Boys
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ISBN: 1-4711-2738-9 / 978-1-4711-2738-0 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burgess Boys
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1-4711-2752-4 / 978-1-4711-2752-6 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Burgess Boys
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-307-96709-3 / 978-0-307-96709-1 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-307-96707-7 / 978-0-307-96707-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Burgess Boys
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Random House
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