Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Name Is Lucy Barton: a Novel

My Name Is Lucy Barton: a Novel / Elizabeth Strout, 193 pp.

A rich, brief novel written in deceptively simple prose.  Like Moonglow, this is another story that takes place at the bedside of a sick person.  In this case the patient is Lucy, a young mother recovering from a long illness, who is visited by her long-estranged mother.  Over the course of a several days visit, the reader learns why they are estranged, and how far Lucy has traveled to make a new life for herself.  To be read in one intense, satisfying sitting.

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