June Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Join the book club on Saturday, June 18th for a discussion of this New York Times bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout
Title: My Name is Lucy Barton
Author: Elizabeth Strout
When: Saturday June 18th @ 11:00 AM
Where: RSVP to Danielle Callendar firstname.lastname@example.org for the location.
Summary: 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. (From Amazon.com)