Monday, October 26, 2015

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The publisher has provided a copy for review.

★★★★ ☐ What does a mother-daughter relationship look like? When it's healthy, all is at peace. But when parent or child are broken, every part of their relationship is conflicted.

My Name is Lucy Barton explores the depth of longing, dreams, and dysfunctions. Lucy's thoughts and conversations with her mother expose a history of small-town gossip, expectations, and disappointments.

Elizabeth Strout makes her characters deeply human. Their flaws draw our sympathy - and our empathy. I wasn't sure where the book was going in the first chapter or two, but I was sorry to say goodbye at the end.

I'll read this again.

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