Saturday, October 10, 2015

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, and I enjoyed this book as well, as much as you can.  It did send me on a slow journey, and left me a bit sad.  Lucy Barton is recovering from surgery, and her husband is caring for the children so her estranged mother comes to keep her company.  Lucy came from an impoverished upbringing that lacked not only in money, but in experience, culture, love, and attention.  With her mother's appearance at the hospital, we are given a glimpse into Lucy's childhood, and her difficult past.  According to Lucy she is a successful writer, who is married with children.

I find that this book speaks to the reader on a different level, it is more about the nuances and what is left unsaid.  I recommend this story of a girl whose life may or may not be a fictional account - after all, Lucy is a writer. 

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