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Review - My name is Lucy Barton By Elizabeth Strout

My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Published: January 12th 2016 by Random House
Genre: Fiction, Literary fiction, contemporary
Pages: 193

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Book Review: ‘My Name is Lucy Barton,’ By Elizabeth Strout

A bite-sized novel whose exquisite prose can’t quite transcend its bland protagonist.

Elizabeth Strout strikes me as every stereotype of what the moderately well-read American thinks a ‘serious’ literary novelist to be.   660 more words


My Weekend's Booked #5: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

I read  My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout last January shortly after it was published and hated it. A book about an adult daughter reconciling with her mother after a difficult childhood, I found it to be a long and winding book with unpleasant characters ( 316 more words

Small Coastal Towns

Remember those compare and contrast essay questions we used to struggle with all through high school? They were a favourite of teachers and I suspect still are. 786 more words

26 Books in 2017 Book 12

Book number twelve in the 26-books-in-52-weeks challenge has to be a book with someone’s name in the title.

I’ve chosen My Name is Lucy Barton… 198 more words

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Five Star Friday: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is My name is Lucy Barton  by Elizabeth Strout.  This had been on my ‘to be read’ list for nearly a year; and knowing it is the seed to her new best-selling novel… 705 more words

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A novel-in-stories

Three weeks till launch of my second novel ‘The Crystal Ballroom’, a novel-in-stories.

So what is a novel-in-stories? One famous example  is Elizabeth Strout’s Pullitzer Prize-winning ‘Olive Kitteridge’. 371 more words