Lori OstlundLori Ostlund

After the Parade: A Novel

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A Barnes & Nobel “Discover Great New Writers” Pick

“Lori Ostlund’s wonderful novel After the Parade should come with a set of instructions: Be perfectly still. Listen carefully. Peer beneath every placid surface. Be alive to the possibility of wonder.”

—RICHARD RUSSO, author of the Pulitzer-winning novel Empire Falls

In the tragicomic spirit of John Irving’s and Elizabeth Strout’s finest novels, Lori Ostlund’s debut is an openhearted contemplation of how we grow up and move on, how we can turn our deepest wounds into our greatest strengths. Written with wit and bursting with vitality, After the Parade is a glorious new anthem for the outsider.

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The Bigness of the WorldThe Bigness of the World: Stories

In Lori Ostlund’s debut collection people seeking escape from situations at home venture out into a world that they find is just as complicated and troubled as the one they left behind. In the eleven stories in The Bigness of the World we see that wherever you are in the world, where you came from is never far away.

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September 28th, 2015: “Lori Ostlund’s editor asked her to make a list of authors she’d like to write Read More

September 28th, 2015: “Lori Ostlund is a little tired. Sitting at a small table in Ingleside’s bustling Fog Read More

September 28th, 2015: “You don’t need to know Ostlund’s origins to appreciate the keen realism and legato prose of After the Parade.” Thanks, Megan Labrise at Kirkus, for interviewing me for this Kirkus Feature.