Elizabeth strout has written another novel about maine and its people but unlike olive kittredge which is more episodic the burgess boys is a tightly woven novel about a family its secrets and how the guilt of one brother has defined his life as well as that of his twin sister their older brother their spouses and their children. The authors other book olive kitteridge was a mini series on hbo that i really enjoyed and am now going to read that book i read somewhere that this book the burgess boys might be developed into an hbo mini series i would definitely watch it. The burgess boys is a 2013 novel by american author elizabeth strout and her fourth book it was first published in hardback on march 26 2013 through random house and follows two brothers who must return home to help out their sister after her son is accused of a hate crime. Book review the burgess boys by elizabeth strout elizabeth strout is best known for her short story collection olive kitteridge which won the pulitzer prize for fiction in 2009her new book is . The burgess boys by elizabeth stroutt follows a year in the life of bob and jim burgess who have escaped their small hometown in maine for new york as they return to shirley falls to help their sister susan and her son who is being charged with a hate crime the truth comes out about a tragic
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