[[ Free eBook ]] My Name Is Lucy Barton Author Elizabeth Strout – Andy-palmer.co.uk

My Name Is Lucy Barton The Profound Mother Daughter Bond Is Explored Through A Mother S Hospital Visit To Her Estranged Daughter By The Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Of Olive Kitteridge And The Burgess Boys.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.


About the Author: Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteri Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University of Charlotte



10 thoughts on “My Name Is Lucy Barton

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    When I first started reading this I had the feeling that it was going to be a remarkable story It is after all written by Elizabeth Strout I also thought when I first met Lucy Barton that this was going to be a story about an ordinary woman I was so wrong about that In this short book I came to know what an extraordinary character Lucy Ba...


  2. Debbie Debbie says:

    When I finished this book, I didn t think I landed in wowsville But after sticking my nose back into the book, I m changing my tune Every page I reread seemed rich and wow y So what the hell s going on This is all very confusing.First, here s the plot, the whole plot, and nothing but the plot Lucy the storyteller is lying in the hospital and her estranged mother comes from afar and sits there for


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    I am totally in awe of this writer s talents Whether one likes her characters or not and truthfully some are unlikable if understandable, she makes the reader feel something In this novel she takes a woman looking back on the nine weeks she spent in the hospital I can relate when her two daughters were young The few days her mother spent at her bedside, a mother she has been estranged from for many years


  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    This is a story about a woman who loves her daughter Imperfectly Because we all love imperfectlyDepressing as hell But I enjoyed wallowing in it for a while.My Name Is Lucy Barton covers a life story, poverty, abuse, art, marriage, the AIDs epidemic and subsequent fear, and a difficult relationship between a mother and daughter, all in less than two hundred pages It s quite emotionally exhausting for such a sho


  5. Justin Justin says:

    Elizabeth Strout Good Lord This book had the same effect on me as Olive Kitteridge I m reading through this beautifully written, way too short novel, and the whole time I m thinking about my own life and my past and my family and my relationships with others She takes this simple story, written like a memoir or something, I guess kind of quick flashes of stories from the past and p...


  6. Jen Jen says:

    Updating this to 5 I was totally captivated by this soulful, unassuming narrative that packs a punch of emotion An ordinary story with an extraordinary character The narrative begins with Lucy Barton reflecting on her life from the hospital bed where she spent 8 weeks after getting an infection from surgery During this time, her mother whom she is estranged with, visits and stays for 5 meaningful days She recalls her upbringing


  7. Elyse Elyse says:

    UPDATE It came to my attention I may have given too much detail information shame on me SPOILERS may be included in review.Lucy and her family grew up in a tiny rural town of Amgash, Illinois We were oddities, our family Lucy had a brother and a sister They all understood that they were different than other children Your family stinks children would tease The Barton family was poor, often in need of a bar of soap The father worked on f


  8. Candi Candi says:

    4.5 starsThis book I really can t stop thinking about this book What at first felt like a simple, quietly understated series of snapshots of a woman s life, has turned into a powerful novel that packs its punch through everything that is not spoken Beautifully expressed with sparse prose, My Name is Lucy Barton left me breathless and, I have to admit, a bit teary by book s endLonely was the first flavor I had tasted in my life, and it was alwa


  9. Lynne Lynne says:

    I must have read a different version of the book than everyone else My version waslike notes where each note could have been formed into a chapter and the chapters could have been organized into a story If it is the actual novel that I just finished, I m completely...


  10. Kelli Kelli says:

    This book is universally loved by my friends and I understand why that is, though I can t embrace this book as others have I admire the style of it and I acknowledge that the story was deliberately designed and assembled as it was, even though that was the piece that kept me from connecting with it the way others have There were solid, valuable messages in this gentle story delivered in a tentative and scattered way At times I felt as though I was listening i


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