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My Name is Lucy Barton

My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

3 Stars

Taking a protagonist stance from the vantage point of the future, with both the benefit of hindsight and the unreliability of memory – My Name is Lucy Barton takes place over five nights in the mid-1980s. 188 more words


Empire Falls: Overview

A Twitter user with the handle @writing_class tweeted this picture:

That’s a perfect way to describe how I’ve been feeling about everything I’ve been reading lately, … 1,003 more words


30. My Name is Lucy Barton (Elizabeth Strout)

My Name is Lucy Barton was a recommendation through social media and written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  I took a chance and downloaded the audio version from the library without learning having an idea of the plot and at the end, I continued to wonder what the book was really about. 189 more words


Maternal Ties

My Name is Lucy Barton is a statement and not only the title of Elizabeth Strout’s new novel. It’s an affirmation as Lucy reflects on the relationship with her mother, which is like a faulty wire: occasionally there’s no connection. 236 more words


Olive Kitteridge: notes 5


Rebecca Brown has never stolen before, steals a magazine from a dentist’s office because she wants to finish a story she was reading in it, finishes reading it on the bus home, it ends sadly, she drops the magazine and it flips to an add for a smock-like shirt, Rebecca decides to order one for her boyfriend David… 713 more words


Olive Kitteridge: notes 4

Basket of Trips

Olive accompanies Molly Collins to the funeral service of Ed Bonney, he and his wife Marlene were Olive’s students once, Olive and Molly skip going to the cemetery and go to Marlene’s instead to set up food for the gathering afterward… 1,112 more words