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Virtual Book Club – November 2022


Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, November 16
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Via Zoom

My Name Is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

From the author of Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge comes an unforgettable mother-daughter story.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life: her impoverished childhood in Amgash, Illinois, her escape to New York and her desire to become a writer, her faltering marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. In My Name Is Lucy Barton, one of America's finest writers shows how a simple hospital visit illuminates the most tender relationship of all-the one between mother and daughter.

The Southbury Library will hold copies of this novel for the AE Book Club.

Participants must register by Tuesday, November 15 to receive the Zoom link.

Book Club is free and limited to 12 attendees.

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