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
To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||448 KB|
|Publisher: ||Random House|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780812989076 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
|This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:|
|Afghanistan, Algeria, Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, French Guiana, French Southern Territories, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Heard and Mc Donald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Macau, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Palestinian Territory (Occupied), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin (French Part), Saudi Arabia, Singapore, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Western Sahara|