Random House Studio Sessions is a new event series featuring live conversations with the biggest names on your bookshelf, filmed in our studio and broadcast virtually to wherever you are. These authors will take us behind-the-scenes of their latest releases—and give a peek into their own reading and writing practices, too.
Join us on September 20 at 8 p.m. ET for Random House Studio Sessions: Elizabeth Strout presents Lucy by the Sea, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, My Name Is Lucy Barton, Oh William!, and more virtually launches her new novel, Lucy by the Sea. Strout will discuss returning to the beloved characters of Lucy Barton and her ex-husband, William, and why their dynamic continues to be such a rich source of inspiration.
This event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Lucy by the Sea in addition to event access. A limited number of signed bookplates are available, so be sure to buy your ticket now! We are only able to accommodate domestic shipping for book orders made through this event. PLEASE NOTE: When you register for the event, you are ordering a copy of the book. You do not need to place a separate order for the book unless you'd like more than one copy.
Lucy by the Sea follows Lucy and William as they end up stuck together in Maine for several months during lockdown. Rich with empathy and emotion, the novel vividly captures the fear and struggles that come with isolation, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. As always with Strout’s novels, you’ll marvel at the power of human connection, and how the author manages to make ordinary moments feel utterly extraordinary.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
**This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom - you will need access to a computer or other device capable of sufficiently accessing the Internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.**