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My Name Is Lucy Barton - A Novel

Elizabeth Strout

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • 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. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The New York Times Book Review • NPR • BookPage • LibraryReads • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for Elizabeth Strout's highly anticipated new work of fiction, Anything Is Possible, which is available for pre-order now. 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. Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton "There is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel. Instead, in its careful words and vibrating silences, My Name Is Lucy Barton offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest suffering to-'I was so happy. Oh, I was happy'-simple joy."-Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review "Spectacular . . . Smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom. . . . [Strout] is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times."-Lily King, The Washington Post "A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds . . . It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

4h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:30