My Name Is Lucy Barton My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton

A Novel

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this “spectacular” (The Washington Post) novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.

“An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion.”—People


A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Miami Herald, The Guardian Slate, BookPage, LibraryReads, Kirkus Reviews

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
January 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

5612053 ,

Wonderful author

Elizabeth Strout honestly cannot write a bad book.
I would recommend reading her books though in chronological order. Her Olive books are truly amazing.

bostonpies ,

It was a mix for me….

Some parts were relatable, but many other parts left me hanging. I guess I like closure. Just meh.

Lenoxlove ,

Disappointed

The book wasn’t as good as her others, which I adored. It is disjointed and hard to follow. It was just words without the intense insight. It is an easy read but not the kind of book you need to read to finish.

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