2016 Reading: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

lucybartonMy Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

I’m inclined to love anything Elizabeth Strout writes. She was one of my teachers in my MFA program and she was terrific in workshop, especially on the sentence level. So when I’m reading her work I can read closely, knowing that the language will not disappoint.

This novel is unusual. It’s a first person narrative in a voice that is conversational and somewhat unsure of itself, both of which are revealing of her character.

There’s much more to say, and I said it in my review that appears today in Best New Fiction: Review of My Name is Lucy Barton

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