My Name Is Lucy Barton

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

    • 3.6 • 197 Ratings
    • £4.99
    • £4.99

Publisher Description

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE & THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was she eventually arrived in the big city, got married and had children. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she's made: wondering what is lost and what has yet to be found.

The story continues in Oh William!, available to read now!

*****

'A terrific writer' Zadie Smith

'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own' Hilary Mantel

'So good it gave me goosebumps. One of the best writers in America' Sunday Times

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
4 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Bexi Haig ,

Decent short novel

Good

Saja77 ,

Thought provokinh

A book about life and relationships, childhood and the different paths that our lives take whether we want them to or not. I really enjoyed the themes of this book and found the narrative thought provoking. It lost some intensity as the author tried to comment upon the life of the protagonist in relation to the life of the city which, in my opinion, may have been a bridge too far. All in all a great read with lots of subtle parallels to ponder.

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