Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton

Book Review: My Name is Lucy BartonMy Name Is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
Pages: 193
Published by Random House
Genres: Literary Fiction
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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 lies 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.

My Takeaway  “Lonely was the first flavor I had tasted in my life, and it was always there, hidden inside the crevices of my mouth, reminding me.” Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Short novels have to capture the reader’s attention quickly; My Name is Lucy Barton…

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