Eva Perry Regional Library will close for renovation on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. It will be unavailable as a hold pickup location beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4. Read more about the renovation.

The Burgess Boys: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(3)
4 star
 
(4)
3 star
 
(3)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(1)
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
Random House Publishing Group 2013
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
03/26/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812984613
ASIN:
B009MYAWIA
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection2319
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Strout. (2013). The Burgess Boys: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Strout. 2013. The Burgess Boys: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Strout. The Burgess Boys: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2013. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
6444cdf1-69d0-b11d-3476-54a9e06ba7a9
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 23, 2014 15:53:29
Date Updated:
Dec 04, 2019 06:26:31
Last Metadata Check:
Dec 04, 2019 06:26:34
Last Metadata Change:
Dec 03, 2019 19:25:57
Last Availability Check:
Dec 04, 2019 06:26:34
Last Availability Change:
Dec 04, 2019 06:00:59
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Dec 05, 2019 07:26:52

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/838/C89/10/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/838/C89/10/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812984613
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B009MYAWIA
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812984613
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Elizabeth Strout
title
The Burgess Boys
dateAdded
2013-04-25T08:31:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=1084854
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893
sortTitle
Burgess Boys A Novel
crossRefId
1084854
subtitle
A Novel
id
838c8910-7be7-41f4-b8b6-cac360b970a0
starRating
3.6

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: BurgessBoysANovel9780812984613
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 4330952
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812984613
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 03/26/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/burgess-boys?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BurgessBoysANovel9780812984613
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B009MYAWIA
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 03/26/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/burgess-boys?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BurgessBoysANovel9780812984613
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 174896
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812984613
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 03/26/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/burgess-boys?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: family
      • value: relationships
      • value: literary fiction
      • value: family life
      • value: Sagas
      • value: teen books
      • value: Maine
      • value: brothers
      • value: immigrants
      • value: new england
      • value: Immigration
      • value: class
      • value: marriage
      • value: Coming of age
      • value: American
      • value: NYC
      • value: Divorce
      • value: Somali
      • value: race
      • value: Race relations
      • value: Family relationships
      • value: Siblings
      • value: New York
      • value: discrimination
      • value: new york city
      • value: muslim
      • value: lawyers
      • value: Literary
      • value: Elizabeth Strout
      • value: small town life
      • value: hate crime
      • value: hate crimes
      • value: mom gifts
      • value: gifts for mom
      • value: gifts for women
      • value: new york times best sellers
      • value: best sellers list new york times
      • value: elizabeth strout books
      • value: gifts for friend
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Strout, Elizabeth
      • bioText: Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Olive, Again, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and NPR; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Orange Prize. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.
      • name: Elizabeth Strout
imprint
Random House
publishDate
2013-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Burgess Boys
fullDescription
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIncludes Elizabeth Strout's never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess Boys

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post
  • NPR
  • Good Housekeeping
    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.

    With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.
    Praise for The Burgess Boys
    "What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling."Chicago Tribune
    "Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity."The New Yorker
    "Elizabeth Strout's first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet."The Boston Globe
  • popularity
    4422
    links
      • self:
          • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/838c8910-7be7-41f4-b8b6-cac360b970a0/metadata
          • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    id
    838c8910-7be7-41f4-b8b6-cac360b970a0
    starRating
    3.6
    images
      • cover:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img100.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • thumbnail:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img200.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover150Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/838/C89/10/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img150.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover300Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/838/C89/10/{838C8910-7BE7-41F4-B8B6-CAC360B970A0}Img400.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
    isPublicPerformanceAllowed
    False
    languages
        • code: en
        • name: English
    subjects
        • value: Fiction
        • value: Literature
    publishDateText
    03/26/2013
    mediaType
    eBook
    shortDescription
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIncludes Elizabeth Strout's never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess Boys

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post
  • NPR
  • Good Housekeeping
    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,...
  • sortTitle
    Burgess Boys A Novel
    crossRefId
    1084854
    awards
        • source: The New York Times
        • value: The New York Times Best Seller List
    subtitle
    A Novel
    publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Formats
    Adobe EPUB eBook
    Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
    Kindle Book
    Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
    Need Help?
    If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.