My Name Is Lucy Barton is an exquisite story of mothers and daughters from Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.
Lucy Barton is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was that she eventually arrived in the city, married and had children. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she’s made and wondering what she has yet to find.
‘So good it gave me goosebumps. One of the best writers in America’ Sunday Times