Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed beginning at 6 PM Wednesday, Nov 21, and reopen for normal hours on Saturday, Nov 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

My name is Lucy Barton: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(8)
4 star
 
(8)
3 star
 
(7)
2 star
 
(4)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys .

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - The New York Times Book Review - NPR - BookPage - LibraryReads - Minneapolis Star Tribune - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her 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.

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton "A quiet, sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love, yearning, and resilience in a family damaged beyond words." -- The Boston Globe

"It is Lucy's gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mother's shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds . . . It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one." -- Newsday

"Spectacular . . . Smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom. . . . Strout] is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times." --Lily King, The Washington Post

"An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion." --People

"This slim, perceptive novel packs more sentiment and pain into its unsparingly honest and forthright prose than novels two and three times as long. Strout . . . has always awed us with her ability to put into words the mysterious and unfathomable ways in which people cherish each other." --Chicago Tribune

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781400067695
9780307967114
9781628998498
9780307967145
9780812989076
9780307967138
9781467622288
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fb945dc4-855c-a248-caa6-fa7cfdba41fd
Grouping Title my name is lucy barton
Grouping Author strout elizabeth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:52:08PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-19 00:43:57AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Farr, Kimberly,, Farr, Kimberly.
author Strout, Elizabeth.
author2-role Farr, Kimberly,narrator., Farr, Kimberly., Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio.
author_display Strout, Elizabeth
available_at_catalog Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Donelson, East, Edgehill, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hadley Park, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Large Print, Donelson - Adult Audiobook, Donelson - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Large Print, East - Adult Fiction, Edgehill - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hadley Park - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Large Print, Inglewood - Adult Audiobook, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print, North - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Audiobook, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Large Print, Richland Park - Adult Audiobook, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Large Print, Southeast - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Audiobook, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description "[S]hows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all--the one between mother and daughter. 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. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters"--
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Large Print, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id fb945dc4-855c-a248-caa6-fa7cfdba41fd
isbn 9780307967114, 9780307967138, 9780307967145, 9780812989076, 9781400067695, 9781467622288, 9781628998498
item_details ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218824|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218873|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218881|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218899|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218907|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218915|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218923|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218931|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||In Transit for Hold||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218956|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218964|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048218972|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219004|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219046|Inglewood - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219053|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219079|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219087|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219095|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219111|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219129|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219137|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219152|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219160|Hadley Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HP||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048219178|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048414746|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048414753|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048644953|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048644961|Edgehill - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048644979|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048644995|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645000|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645026|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645034|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645067|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645083|North - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||NO||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645091|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000473139|35192048645109|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646446|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646453|Donelson - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646461|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646479|Hermitage - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646487|Inglewood - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646511|Old Hickory - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646529|Richland Park - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RP||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646537|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000476392|35192048646545|Thompson Lane - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000477965|35192048287225|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000477965|35192048287233|Donelson - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000477965|35192048287241|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000477965|35192048287258|Inglewood - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000477965|35192048287266|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048526911|Bellevue - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048526937|Hermitage - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048526945|Main Library - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048526952|Richland Park - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048529832|Donelson - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000478537|35192048529857|Old Hickory - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, overdrive:2487b196-365b-4ba0-8bcc-976389d20e49|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|6|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:2db1f063-dad6-42ae-9e64-a96e10fb3490|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|19|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-11-19T06:43:57.664Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Dramas, Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Strout, Fiction Strout, Fiction Strout Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Strout
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Donelson, East, Edgehill, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hadley Park, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, North, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781400067695
publishDate 2015, 2016
record_details ils:CARL0000473139|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Random House,|[2016]|193 pages ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000476392|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Books on Tape ;|[2016]|4 sound discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000477965|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,|[2015]|1 audio media player (4 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000478537|Large Print|Books|Center Point Large Print edition.|English|Center Point Large Print,|2016.|175 pages (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:2487b196-365b-4ba0-8bcc-976389d20e49|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2016|, overdrive:2db1f063-dad6-42ae-9e64-a96e10fb3490|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2016|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000477965 35192048287225 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000477965 35192048287258 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000477965 35192048287241 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000477965 35192048287266 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000477965 35192048287233 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048529832 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048526952 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048526911 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048529857 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048526937 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000478537 35192048526945 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219004 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219178 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645034 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218956 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218899 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219079 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048644953 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048644961 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218972 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219053 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219137 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219111 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218964 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218881 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218923 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218873 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048414746 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218824 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219095 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048414753 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645083 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219152 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218907 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645109 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645067 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219129 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645091 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219087 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218915 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219160 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048644995 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645026 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048644979 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048219046 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048218931 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000473139 35192048645000 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646461 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646537 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646479 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646487 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646545 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646511 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646446 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646529 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000476392 35192048646453 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:2487b196-365b-4ba0-8bcc-976389d20e49 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:2db1f063-dad6-42ae-9e64-a96e10fb3490 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks, Dysfunctional families -- Drama, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Large type books, Mothers and daughters -- Drama, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
title_display My name is Lucy Barton : a novel
title_full My Name Is Lucy Barton A Novel, My name Is Lucy Barton [sound recording] : a novel / Elizabeth Strout, My name is Lucy Barton : a novel / Elizabeth Strout, My name is Lucy Barton [text (large print)] : a novel / Elizabeth Strout, My name is Lucy Barton sound recording] : a novel / Elizabeth Strout
title_short My name is Lucy Barton :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Dysfunctional families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mothers and daughters