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Elizabeth Strout’s 6 favorite books

by Bill Hayes

For The Week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout lists her 6 favorite books.

Another Country by James Baldwin … Many years ago, when I first read Baldwin’s 1962 novel about a doomed Greenwich Village jazz drummer, I thought, “Wow, I can’t believe it. The narrator is so fierce and strong, and the book pulsates with such honesty. The language — !” [more]