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. Just below the surface of the gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood lie the tension and longing that have shaped every aspect of Lucy’s life. A powerful narrative knit together by the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

Recommended by Nancy Strakna

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