Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Review: My Name is Lucy Barton
By Elizabeth Strout
Genre Adult Contemporary
In a hospital room, recovering from surgery, a daughter reconnects with her estranged mother. Though they talk lightly of people from their hometown, an underlying story of the daughter's past is hinted at.
There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks.
Well, that was a difficult synopsis to write. I know this book probably won't appeal to most. On the surface,it looks like there's really not much to it. However, this book was a beautiful albeit sad story. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
At only 160ish pages it's a quick read. Lucy's past, present and future are all equally fascinating. Especially the past. Though most things are only hinted at or glossed over we get the idea that her upbringing was far from good yet she turns out fairly balanced.
With tons of snippets of wisdom and a few close to home, eye opening, moments, I really loved this little book.
Should you read it
As I said before, I'd highly recommend it.