Though it's a bit early to be talking about 2013 books, there is one release we can't wait to tell you about: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, coming from Random House on May 21. March 26*. Strout is a favorite with us here at BookPage, and it's been four years since she published a book—the Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge.

With The Burgess Boys, Strout returns to rural Maine, which the Burgess brothers have left for a life in Brooklyn. But they're drawn back into hometown life after their nephew's thoughtless prank becomes a scandal. Random House says the book is Strout's "richest, deepest novel to date"—to say we're excited just might be an understatement.

Are you an Elizabeth Strout fan? Will you read The Burgess Boys?

Editor's note: the pub date for this book was changed after this post originally went up. Good news for fans who were having trouble waiting until May!

Related in BookPage: our 2006 interview with Strout about Abide With Me.

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