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

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5 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library STR (Text) 33500013674536 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013674528 New Checked out 12/14/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593446065
  • ISBN: 0593446062
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"With her trademark spare, crystalline prose--a voice infused with "intimate, fragile, desperate humanness" (The Washington Post)--Elizabeth Strout once again turns her exquisitely-tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, this time following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Oh William! through the early days of the pandemic. As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and longtime friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea. They will not emerge unscathed"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 September #1
    *Starred Review* Lucy Barton, star of several of Strout's previous novels, including Oh William! (2021), has weathered many crises in her life: an impoverished childhood, a turbulent relationship with her mother, infidelities, divorce, and, most recently, the death of her second husband. Now there's a new virus decimating her beloved Manhattan, but when her ex-husband, William, implores her to decamp with him to Maine, Lucy's not entirely sure why they must leave. Mired in a widow's fog, Lucy hasn't been keeping up with events, but William is a scientist and believes all the dire warnings. An old friend has found them a rental home on a secluded stretch of coastline, where Lucy and William take long walks, watch the crisis unfold nightly on TV, and fret about less-insulated family and friends. They delight in new relationships, most notably the rekindling of their own foundational love and support. All the angst of those early COVID-19 days crystallizes in Strout's spare but consequential prose: the precariousness and paranoia, the disorientation and despair. Once again, Strout's irrepressible heroine is as candid and self-aware as ever, her memories, regrets, and desires heightened by whatever improbable situation is at hand. In her certainty and delicacy, Strout has created the perfect pandemic novel, which is a strange sentiment, but true nonetheless.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: No way will Strout's ardent readers miss the latest installment in beloved Lucy Barton's gorgeously and sensitively rendered adventures. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lucy by the Sea; Oh William!; Olive, Again; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Burgess Boys; Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of 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 London. She lives in Maine.

Subject: Pandemics > Fiction.
Divorced men > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Divorced men.
Pandemics.
Social isolation
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Novels.
Novels.
Domestic fiction.

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