Last Tuesday of the Month Book Group has chosen Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout for their February 27 meeting at 7 pm. If you want to join the group, contact Chris Monroe (email@example.com) to be added to the distribution list for the Zoom link and any other information we send out.
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. Rich with empathy and emotion, Lucy by the Sea vividly captures the fear and struggles that come with isolation, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this story are the deep human connections that unite us even when we’re apart—the pain of a beloved daughter’s suffering, the emptiness that comes from the death of a loved one, the promise of a new friendship, and the comfort of an old, enduring love.
©2022 Elizabeth Strout (P)2022 Random House
Available in HC, PB, Kindle, and Audible editions.