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  • 4 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library STR (Text) 33500012214300 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500012651683 Main In transit -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library STR (Text) 35500005735178 Main Available -
Karlstad LINK Site STR (Text) 35500005735160 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library STR (Text) 35500005748015 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400067693
  • ISBN: 9781400067695
  • Physical Description: 208 pages.
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "[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" --
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 November #2
    *Starred Review* Lucy Barton recalls her months-long stay in the hospital after suffering complications during a routine appendectomy. Her husband, overwhelmed with job and child-care responsibilities, summons Lucy's mother to stay with her, though they have long been estranged. Within the confines of her hospital room, Lucy and her mother seek to find common ground, gossiping about the neighbors in the small, rural town of Amgash, Illinois, where Lucy was raised. In this way, they avoid talking about the central event of Lucy's life, her impoverished childhood. Obliquely, the harsh details are revealed: Lucy was frequently hungry, dirty, and terrorized by her abusive father. She felt isolated, ashamed, and fearful, feelings that still surface in adulthood. It seems a small miracle that she escaped to college, got married, had children, and became a writer while her siblings remained mired in dysfunction. She never confronts her mother about the fact that she failed to protect Lucy; indeed, though they seem incapable of expressing it, their love for each other is palpable. In a compact novel brimming with insight and emotion, Strout relays with great tenderness and sadness the way family relationships can both make and break us.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Anticipation will be high for a new novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.

Subject: Mothers and daughters Fiction
Women Conduct of life Fiction
Mothers and daughters
Women Conduct of life
Mother Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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