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. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to
confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of
her life: her impoverished childhood in Amgash, Illinois, her
escape to New York and her desire to become a writer, her faltering
marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful
narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy
herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.
In My Name Is Lucy Barton, one of America's finest writers shows
how a simple hospital visit illuminates the most tender
relationship of all-the one between mother and daughter.