Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thurber House Evenings with Authors presents best-selling novelist Elizabeth Strout

Columbus, Ohio — Thurber House will wrap up its winter/spring Evenings with Authors season with Elizabeth Strout at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., April 24, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.

Like Anita Shreve and Elizabeth Berg, Strout has mastered the art of writing an emotionally-charged story that seems quiet on the surface but is complex underneath. Her first best-selling novel, Amy and Isabelle, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She will read from her new novel, Abide with Me, which follows a recent widower and his family from grief to breakdown to recovery in a small Maine town in the 1950s. A book signing will follow the reading.

Tickets are $15 purchased ahead, $18 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or go to

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