If you enjoyed My Name Is Lucy Barton, but were left wanting to know more about Lucy, her family and the community she grew up in, please read Anything is Possible. Strout’s sixth novel is really short stories that are connected by locale,characters and themes. Most of the vignettes take place in rural Illinois-Lucy Barton territory. And although each story could stand alone, part of the joy of reading them is to discover how they were interrelated.
Anything Is Possible is a quick read, but to truly do it justice, readers should stop and savor about each chapter.