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My name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

My name is Lucy Barton

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books,
  • Fiction,
  • Mothers and daughters

  • Edition Notes

    StatementElizabeth Strout
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.T736 M9 2016b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination175 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27202206M
    ISBN 101628998490
    ISBN 109781628998498
    LC Control Number2015042462
    OCLC/WorldCa927192552


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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 tenderin 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.

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout | Summary & Highlights - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK Lucy Barton is recovering from a seemingly simple operation, however, due to a slow recovery is forced to stay in the hospital a tad longer than previously expected. Her mother comes to visit and through conversations with her and a recollection of her past she starts to/5.

My Name Is My name is Lucy Barton book Barton confirms Strout as a powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships, weaving family tapestries with compassion, wisdom and insight.

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 tenderin 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.

But “My Name Is Lucy Barton” is the story of a daughter who loved her mother, and that is a very different story.

It is also the work of a more mature writer, scaling new : Lily King. The narrator of Strout’s powerful and melancholy new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” might be a distant relation of Olive’s, though she is raised in poverty outside the small town of Amgash, Ill., rather than in Maine, and her adult home, where most of the novel takes place, is in : Claire Messud.

My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout, is written as a fictional memoir of a famous author. The story is told in a series of flashbacks, beginning with Lucy's time in the hospital when she was younger. MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by The book does feel a bit abbreviated, but that’s only because the characters and ideas are so compelling we want to hear more from the author who has limned them so sensitively.

Questions and Topics for Discussion My Name is LucY Barton. Lucy’s husband asked her mother to visit her in the hospital, and paid for her trip. Do you think that was a gesture of love on his part.

What role does the gossip Lucy and her mother share play in the book. Do you think Lucy blames her mother for the more painful parts of her childhood. My Name is Lucy Barton is presented episodically, as a series of events and memories from Lucy’s past.

Lucy has a troubled childhood. Lucy has a troubled childhood. Her family is impoverished and lives in an isolated area, making it almost impossible for Lucy and her older siblings to make friends.

My Name Is Lucy Barton—like all of Strout’s fiction—is more complex than it first appears, and all the more emotionally persuasive for it.”—San Francisco Chronicle. “A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds/5(41).

The title character of “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” Rona Munro’s crystalline stage adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel, is hardly a woman. A character in My Name is Lucy Barton says "I like writers who try to tell you something truthful," and Elizabeth Strout has done just that.

This book feels almost like the reader is being told a once-upon-a-time recounting of Lucy's life and relationships, in a personal, intimate conversation with her. My Name is Lucy Barton A rags to riches story of sorts, beginning with childhood psychological abuse, physical abuse, parental abandonment, being shamed and bullied to two marriages, two daughters and a divorce.

Lucy is a broken adult; yet /5(). My Name Is Lucy Barton. by Elizabeth Strout. Lucy’s husband asked her mother to visit her in the hospital, and paid for her trip.

Do you think that was a gesture of love on his part. What role does the gossip Lucy and her mother share play in the book. Use our LitLovers Book Club Resources; they can help with discussions for any book: • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also, consider these LitLovers talking points to help start a discussion for My Name Is Lucy Barton: 1.

About My Name Is Lucy Barton #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.

Soon to be a Broadway play starring Laura Linney produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and London. In My Name is Lucy Barton, there are no plot twists to distract or verbal acrobatics to charm: the story must rest instead on its bare emotional truth.

The result is a. My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout, Random House pp. ISBN Summary 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. In her spare and mesmerizing novel My Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout elegantly probes the chasm between what is said and what is felt as a daughter and her undemonstrative mother shyly lies in a New York City hospital suffering from an undiagnosed illness when her mother unexpectedly arrives from rural Illinois, where Lucy grew up.

My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: 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.

My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: "[S]hows 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. My Name is Lucy Barton is a New York Times bestselling novel and the fifth novel by the American writer Elizabeth Strout.

It was first published in the United States on Janu through Random book details the complicated relationship between the titular Lucy Barton Author: Elizabeth Strout.

“I like writers who try to tell you something truthful,” comments the eponymous narrator of “My Name Is Lucy Barton.” Elizabeth Strout has been doing just that in one elegant, penetrating.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout review: a light that never goes out. This is a magnificent book, one that explores much hurt and darkness without ever relinquishing its compassion or Author: Danielle Mclaughlin.

My Name Is Lucy Barton--like all of Strout's fiction--is more complex than it first appears, and all the more emotionally persuasive for it." -- San Francisco Chronicle "A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds/5(K).

My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: 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.

My Name is Lucy Barton, Strout’s fifth novel, is set in contemporary New York and is a portrait of a woman who has escaped a barren, poverty-stricken childhood to become a writer, wife, and mother, a path she stumbles down with grace.

Ultimately, Lucy Barton is a woman with keen insight who can, through her writing, get deep into the nature. My Name Is Lucy Barton—like all of Strout’s fiction—is more complex than it first appears, and all the more emotionally persuasive for it.” — San Francisco Chronicle “A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds.

My Name Is Lucy Barton Mentions in Our Blog 5 Books That Honor the Complexity of Motherhood Published by Emma Zaratian •   My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: "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. Still, My Name Is Lucy Barton is much larger and far more resonant than the sum of these parts. The story begins with Lucy, now a published fiction writer, remembering a time, 20 or more years ago, when she was felled by an undiagnosable disease, a sort of visitation of sickness, and ended up in a New York City hospital for a prolonged stay.

My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: 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.

Lucy Barton is a woman of many lives. A writer reeling from a traumatic childhood, she emerged in Elizabeth Strout’s Booker Prize-nominated novel My Name Is Lucy Barton. Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Olive, Again, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and NPR; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; /5(K).

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