The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess BOys (Bob and Jim) return to Maine when their nephew, Zach, gets into some serious trouble. The serious tensions experienced in the family come to a head and each member of the family is forced to face choices they’ve made that have damaged themselves and those around them. It is beautifully written, wise, compassionate, insightful and hopeful. I loved it – remember that she wrote Olive Kitteridge and won a Pulitzer for it – she continues to inspire!

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