Posted for reader Holly:
I recently had the pleasure of grabbing the book My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. This book is about a woman whose mother comes to visit her while in the hospital after 8 years of estrangement from one another. The pages have seemingly few words for the intense amount of emotion and meaning that is captured within them. Even though the main character is specifically from a troubled family, this book will reach anyone who knows the power and connection between a mother and child. I was simply amazed by what I felt from this book, as if the emotions were hovering in the air... as if I were sitting in the hospital room feeling the healing of the character both physical and emotional. Highly recommended.
My Name is Lucy Barton will be published in January and will be available at the Galesburg Public Library