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My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout


9780241248775

Penguin


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Hardback

224 pages

$35.00
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was she eventually arrived in the big city, got married and had children. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she's made: wondering what is lost and what has yet to be found. Look for Elizabeth Strout's highly anticipated new work of fiction, Anything Is Possible, which is available for pre-order now.

By:   Elizabeth Strout
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 206mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9780241248775
ISBN 10:   0241248779
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   March 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 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. She lives in New York City and Portland, Maine.


A novel of shining integrity and humour -- Alice Munro on 'Amy and Isabelle' As perfect a novel as you could ever read -- Evening Standard on 'Olive Kitteridge' My God - she is fun to read -- Richard Bausch As ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone. -- Time Magazine on 'The Burgess Boys' Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force -- The New Yorker on 'Olive Kitteridge' Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity. -- The New Yorker on 'The Burgess Boys' One of those rare, invigorating books that take an apparently familiar world and peer into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place. -- The New York Times Book Review on 'Amy and Isabelle' Strout's greatly anticipated second novel ... is an answered prayer. -- Vanity Fair on 'Abide With Me' Elizabeth Strout writes beautifully about the compromises and small joys of what we might call mature people. Delicate, nuanced, insightful, and profoundly moving, Olive Kitteridge provides exactly the pleasures and the depths of feeling that I crave when I read fiction -- Ann Packer on 'Olive Kitteridge'

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