Lucy by the Sea (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Despite a personal history that, at times, was as painful as walking over shards of broken glass, Lucy Barton and her first husband, William, have maintained a bond that was impervious to the assaults of their divergent lives. William warns Lucy that a potentially catastrophic pandemic is looming and that she needs to abandon her life in the teeming metropolis of New York City and take refuge in an oceanside cottage in Maine. Self-examination is a natural byproduct of isolation and Lucy finds herself peering into dark corners of her troubled life and reevaluating relationships with both her ex-husband and their two daughters. In her typically elegant and spare prose, Ms. Strout perfectly captures both the tenor and the terror of our contemporary nightmare and, in Lucy's own determination to persevere, she manages to inject elements of the hope that none of us should ever abandon. — Alden Graves

October 2022 Indie Next List

“I’ve read quite a few pandemic books in the last year, but this one stands out. Strout has produced a meditation on memory as much as a character study as Lucy, William, and their neighbors grapple with the pandemic and political divides.”
— Emily Crowe, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638085027
ISBN-10: 1638085021
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 500
Language: English