address will be emailed to attendees, Petaluma, CA
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Lucy wakes in a hospital to see her estranged mother whom she hasn't seen in years. For five days, her mother tells her stories about the people in Lucy's past. Yet what they don't talk about is as important as what is shared.
* "'There was a time, and it was many years ago now,' Elizabeth Strout’s slim and spectacular new novel begins, 'when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks.' And it feels like she is going to tell us a story, the old-fashioned, uncomplicated kind. But only for a little while. 'My Name Is Lucy Barton' is smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom." - Washington Post
* "In My Name is Lucy Barton, there are no plot twists to distract or verbal acrobatics to charm: the story must rest instead on its bare emotional truth. The result is a novel of gorgeous simplicity and restraint." - NPR
* "There is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel. Instead, in its careful words and vibrating silences, 'My Name Is Lucy Barton' offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest suffering to — 'I was so happy. Oh, I was happy' — simple joy." - New York Times
My first book club! Newly retired and looking forward to expanding my horizons.
Hi! This is my New Year resolution to join these meetups and my first book club(s).
I am a retired computer programmer looking for new ways to enjoy life.
I am a great reader andlove to participate in book discussions.
As a writer, I'm keen to engage in discussions that explore the storycraft of novels.
I'm down the Earth man in my 50s.