My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Details
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The Book of Watercolor Fantasy Book for March 2017 must be the way most of us maneuver through the world, half knowing, half not, visited from memories that can not be true & Helyp; A lot of life seems speculation. My name is Lucy Barton is the perfect crystallization of the calm, brilliantly talented talents of one of the finest modern writers in America.
Lucy Barton spent her life fleeing her past. From an isolated upbringing, in Illinois where she was with her siblings often hungry.
Now Lucy moved through a stray marriage to a new life carefully constructed in Newas a writer, replacing the open countryside columns of Chrysler's looming construction. When Lucy finds herself recovering in the hospital, she unexpectedly visits the mother she has watched for many years.
As the two of them speak, the appeal of the memory is opened wide, forcing Lucy to face the past he struggled so hard to keep in the bay. As the old tensions rise to the surface Lucy tries to accept her life really is up to; many roles played, people that love, give up and betray.
In the heart, this is a book about the life of women, about mothers and daughters and crisp love that somehow bears away from distance, longing, pain and loss. In Lucy Barton, Strut created every woman of our time; a serious, humanly frail, and utterly memorable.
It is the study of eternal love and how our formation influences our future. They are also beautifully written and are often very funny.
I read over a few hours last Saturday and was shaken by a nice force. Through the Lucy Barton, Strut made a remarkable virtue of a novelist trick - often absent - from saying enough but not so much.
This is a glorious novel, deceptive, tender and true. Read it.
Strout was born in Portland, Maine, and spent her early life in New before moving to New . She won the Pulitzer Prize for her third novel, Oliver Kitridge, which was later transformed into an award-winning drama by HBO..
An Amazon Best Book of January 2016: Do not be misled by the slimness of this volume, the quietness of its prose, the seeming simplicity of its story line: Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton is as powerful and disturbing as the best of Strout’s work, including the Pulitzer Prizewinning Olive Kitteridge. In fact, it bears much resemblance to that novel– and to Strout’s debut Amy and Isabelle–in that it deals with small-town women, who are always more complicated than they seem and often less likable than many contemporary heroines. Here, Strout tells the story of a thirtysomething wife and mother who is in the hospital for longer than she expected, recovering from an operation. She’s not dying, but her situation is serious enough that her mother– whom she has not seen in many years– arrives at her bedside. The two begin to talk. Their style is undramatic, gentle– just the simple unspooling of memories between women not generally given to sharing them; still, the accumulation of detail and the repetitive themes of longing and lifelong missed connections add up to revelations that, in another writer’s heavy hands, might be melodramatic. In Strout’s they are anything but. Rarely has a book been louder in its silences, or more plainly and completely devastating. –Sara Nelson
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