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My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton
 

A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hos... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780307967114
Published 15 January 2016 by Random House
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Strout, Elizabeth
Other Farr, Kimberly
Other Gildea, Kelly
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ISBN-13 9780307967114
ISBN-10 0307967115
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 15 January 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Strout, Elizabeth
Other Farr, Kimberly
Other Gildea, Kelly
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 150mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Domestic fiction, Audiobooks, Drama, Dysfunctional families
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 641032

Description of this Book

A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all the one between mother and daughter. 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. Praise for Elizabeth Strout Strout has a magnificent gift for humanizing characters. San Francisco Chronicle What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling. Chicago Tribune [Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. USA Today Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force. The New Yorker [Strout s] themes are how incompletely we know one another, how desperately hard every person in the world [is] working to get what they need, and the redemptive power in little things a shared memory, a shock of tulips. People

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Elizabeth Strout Strout has a magnificent gift for humanizing characters. San Francisco Chronicle What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling. Chicago Tribune [Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. USA Today Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force. The New Yorker [Strout s] themes are how incompletely we know one another, how desperately hard every person in the world [is] working to get what they need, and the redemptive power in little things a shared memory, a shock of tulips. People

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Author's Bio

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.

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