My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It's quite a simple premise - during a prolonged spell in hospital Lucy is visited by her estranged Mother. The book recounts their conversations but also allows Lucy to contemplate her upbringing and come to a better understanding of certain things.
The story is told after the spell in hospital so Lucy also chronicles other elements in her life; marriage, work, becoming a mother herself.
There are no big surprises, no big dramatic events, just a story of a life seen through the first person. But really well told.
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