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My Name is Lucy Barton



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Author
Strout, Elizabeth
Descriptors
Abuse
Adolescence
Literate Fiction
Motherhood
Mothers and Daughters
Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Poverty
Writers
Young Women
Location/Setting:
New York (City)
Time Period:
1980s
2000s
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Summary
Lucy Barton, a married mother of two and writer living in New York City, reflects on her upbringing by chronicling a few days in the 1980s when, as a grown woman, she ends up in the hospital for an extended stay. Lucy’s estranged mother comes to visit during that time, and readers learn about their strange and sad family dynamic from what the two reminisce about and the topics they avoid.
Critique
This short novel about forgiveness and the bonds of family and love is eloquently written and will be remembered long after its last page has been read.
ISBN
978140006769
  iBistro
# of Pages
193
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: CO BRM DO ED BF


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