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My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Elizabeth Strout
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
I just gave up finishing this. I DNFed at 44 percent. I wasn't enjoying this and the narrative style was just drab. We have I hope the narrator Lucy Barton (I don't know since I don't think the woman so far has not said her name) who is going into her family's history, her writing, husband, children...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 years ago
What I want to say about "My Name Is Lucy Barton" is: Read it and read it soon. It's full of truth. It will make you cry. It will make you feel less alone. It will give you courage. It will fill your imagination as you read it and echo in your memory long afterwards. At one point in the book Luc...
Dem
Dem rated it 4 years ago
An interesting insight into a mother and daughter's complicated relationship and what at first appears as a simple enough story turns out to have quite a lot going on that I feel would be best read and discussed as a bookclub read to get the best out of it.It's a short book and while I liked it and...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 5 years ago
This story kept my interest the entire time, but I don't really know what the point was. I felt like maybe it was about how we all make mistakes or how we have to love our parents even if they weren't always good parents? I really just don't know. It's like a lady just telling random things in he...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
I had mixed feelings about this book. As the much-hyped follow up to Olive Kittredge and The Burgess Boys, it has been long-listed for some prominent awards. I heard Strout speak around the time Olive Kittredge came out, and since then I have read a couple of her other novels. Strout reminded me of ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
This was a more serious read than I expected. I listened to this novel as I did my daily walks among our neighborhood and along some trails and I was surprised at how lonely Lucy felt. Lying in her hospital bed, after a routine operation, Lucy lays waiting. She’s had a success life after a rugged ch...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 years ago
My rating of this book isn’t quite right, because I gave Strout’s Amy and Isabelle 3.5 stars rounded down, and that novel has much more meat on its bones than this one. But this one is good, short and spare as it is.This is a very short novella, much shorter than its page count would have you believ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout, author, Kimberly Farr, narrator When the book begins, Lucy tells the reader that once, in the 1980’s, she had been in the hospital for nine weeks from an appendix operation gone wrong. Her story revolves around this confinement; and this is her story. Lucy m...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 6 years ago
By: Elizabeth Strout ISBN: 9781400067695 Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 1/12/2016 Format: Harcover My Rating: 4 Stars A special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Elizabeth Strout delivers a deeply insightful and absorbing contemporar...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it 6 years ago
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life
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