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My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton is a quiet book, captivating in its understatement and simplicity.  Our narrator, Lucy, is recounting her experience of nine weeks in hospital in New York City in the 1980s and the visit of her mother, and what that prompts her to tell about the story of her life.     529 more words

BOOK REVIEW | Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

4.5/5 stars

From the publisher:
At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama–desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love. 246 more words


“Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout

Pub. Date:  April 25, 2017

Publisher:   Random House

Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for her work in“Olive Kitteridge.” In my review of “Olive,” I wrote, Olive is an old grouchy woman having much trouble adjusting to her small town’s changing ways.  986 more words


#49. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2009) - Make America Hate Again: Why I Wish There Was A Little More Olive Kitteridge in Donald Trump

So my very public promise to write more frequently was a total fail. But, in all honesty, it wasn’t for a lack of trying. I’ve just been having the hardest time with this post. 2,470 more words

Pulitzer Prize

Book Review: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

4 out of 5


“A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, struggling to make sense of the changes in her life as she grows older.” 304 more words


My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Lucy Barton

Author: Elizabeth Stout
Random House
Literary Fiction       ★★★★☆

Jan 12, 2016 | 193 Pages
ISBN 9781400067695

  Ingram Best of the Best… 1,211 more words

Book Reviews

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge is an interesting contrast to the last book I read.  Like The Underground Railroad, it’s an award-winning book, picking up the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009.  796 more words

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