Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy by the Sea
.ePUB, 186 pages
Expected Publication: 20 Sep 2022
By: Random House Publishing Group

About The Book:
As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea.

My Review:
I adore Elizabeth Strout's books so much. She is such a wonderful storyteller and the simplicity of her words and her subjects are what make them so special. The fact that this takes place during the pandemic doesn't necessarily make this a COVID story, it is more about how one woman =, and her extended family, deal with things during it. It felt very real and true to life and Lucy's feelings on the subject and the time she is in reflect what a lot of people were thinking and feeling. I don't know how Elizabeth Strout is always able to make ordinary life read as such an extraordinary story but she always does. I loved the fact that a couple of characters from her other books were in or mentioned in this one. This definitely works as a stand-alone but highly recommend you read My Name Is Lucy BartonAnything Is Possible, and Oh William! as they too are very enjoyable. This is a short book and I was so into it I was able to read it in a single sitting. All. The. Stars.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Elizabeth Strout and Random House Publishing Group for the giving of the ARC.

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