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The Resource My name is Lucy Barton : a novel, Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)

My name is Lucy Barton : a novel, Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)

Label
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel
Title
My name is Lucy Barton
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all--the one between mother and daughter. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. Praise for Elizabeth Strout "Strout has a magnificent gift for humanizing characters." --San Francisco Chronicle "What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling." --Chicago Tribune "[Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion." --USA Today "Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force." --The New Yorker "[Strout's] themes are how incompletely we know one another, how 'desperately hard every person in the world [is] working to get what they need,' and the redemptive power in little things--a shared memory, a shock of tulips." -- People
Summary
Set in the mid-1980s, Lucy Barton, hospitalized for nine weeks, is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. Her mother talks of local gossip, but underneath the banalities, Lucy senses the love that cannot be expressed. This is the story that Lucy must write about, the one story that has shaped her entire life. A beautiful lyrical story of a mother and daughter and the love they share. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457254
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel, Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2DB1F063-DAD6-42AE-9E64-A96E10FB3490
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812989076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2DB1F063-DAD6-42AE-9E64-A96E10FB3490
System control number
(OCoLC)933510783
Label
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel, Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2DB1F063-DAD6-42AE-9E64-A96E10FB3490
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812989076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2DB1F063-DAD6-42AE-9E64-A96E10FB3490
System control number
(OCoLC)933510783

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