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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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My Name Is Lucy Barton

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge
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Narrator Kimberly Farr

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Length 4 hours 11 minutes
Language English
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audibook edition of My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr.

A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the faรงade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her faltering marriage and her unsteady journey towards becoming a writer.

From Lucy's hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories - however painful - that bind a family together.

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Reviews

A novel of shining integrity and humour As perfect a novel as you could ever read My God - she is fun to read As ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone. Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity. 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. Strout's greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer. 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 Expand reviews
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