Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, 330 pages
They are all now adults. Jim and Bob are both lawyers in NYC. Jim, is wildly successful with an upper class wife and family. Bob is divorced, childless and works for Legal Aid. Susan, also divorced, lives in Maine with her socially awkward 19 year old son Zach who gets sideways with the law. The siblings all come together to try and help get Zach out of the legal jam. Pain, anger, growth, reconciliation and a poignant story follows.
Elizabeth Strout writes a great tale.