A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist’s beautiful and sparkling writing.
Elizabeth Strout follows the brave protagonist of My Name Is Lucy Barton through the early stages of the epidemic with her signature minimalist, crystalline writing, which has been described as having an intimate, delicate, desperate humanness.
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Lucy Barton is torn from her life in Manhattan and sent to a tiny hamlet in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again buddy, William, as a terrified world slips into lockdown. In a little home tucked away against the gloomy, turbulent sea, Lucy, William, and their complicated past are all that is there for the ensuing few months.
“A moving story about a divorced couple locked together during the lockdown, and the love, grief, despair, and hope that enliven us even when the world appears to be crumbling apart.”
The Book Guide® Editor
The dread and difficulties that come with solitude, as well as the optimism, calm, and possibilities that those long, peaceful days might inspire, are beautifully depicted in this novel, which is replete with empathy and compassion. Deep human relationships that bind us together even when we are away, the agony of a loved one’s suffering, the void left by their passing, the hope of a new friendship, and the consolation of an old, eternal love are at the core of this narrative.
Lucy by the Sea (2022) by Elizabeth StroutDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.8/5 Excellent