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CLS Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton

October 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CLS Book Club season has returned! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready to get back to the inviting and ever-exciting Book Club season!

This month’s selection is My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. This New York Times bestseller will provide plenty of material for a wonderful discussion.

As always coffee and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.

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. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her 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.


October 12, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am