Thursday, November 5, 2015

This is Not a Review: My Name is Lucy Barton


Random House has asked that reviews for My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout be held until its publication next year and I will respect that.

But...

If you have the opportunity to read an ARC or e-galley now, DO IT. If you do not, mark your calendar and plan to visit a bookstore on January 5, 2016.

This short (around 200 pages) novel is quieter, more introspective, and possesses a little less in the way of plot than Strout's previous offerings, but it is every bit as wonderful.

Look for my full review in January.

32 comments:

  1. They're lucky to have you as a non-reviewer! I haven't read her, but now I will.

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    1. Audrey - Olive Kitteridge is my favorite!

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  2. I got an ARC after hearing your early comments...and then realizing it was just 200 pages! Yay!

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    1. Sarah - Why am I appreciating short books so much these days? It would have been fine if this one was longer though...

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  3. Ha hahahahahaha great nonreview

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  4. I can't find that information on my NetGalley forms anywhere....but I guess I need to do a non review, too?

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    1. Patty - In the front matter of the ebook file was a note asking to hold reviews until after publication. I didn't see anything on the Netgalley website.

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  5. I like that it's on the shorter side and that it's quieter. Adding to my TBR. I don't think I'll get an ARC but I'm definitely marking my calendar for January 5, 2016. Excellent non-review!

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    1. Katherine - Short books have been a plus for me lately... maybe because the last few Trollope books have been quite long. January will be here before we know it!

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  6. I have been wanting to read this author since I saw the Olive Kitteridge mini-series on TV. How have I gone so long without reading her? Thanks!

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    1. Laurel-Rain Snow - I still have not seen all of the mini-series! Watched the first episode on a flight to Florida (loved it!) and need to borrow the rest of it from the library. Olive Kitteridge is my favorite of her novels.

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  7. Thanks for the heads up on the new Strout book. I'll put it in my sights!

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    1. Susan - She's one of my favorite authors!

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  8. You've certainly piqued my interest.

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    1. Kathy - Hope you get a chance to read it.

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  9. Well, now you have me drooling in curiosity!! Only around 200 pages? I'll be hunting down that ARC!

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    1. Kathy - It's available on Netgalley.

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  10. Interesting! I've been curious about this book, although knowing me, I won't get around to read it until after the entire world has read it first.

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    1. Patience_Crabstick - I go out of my way to read ElizabethStrout!

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  11. Ewhat! There is an Olive Kitteridge mini series and I missed it!! This one must be good if you just had to do a 'non-review mention! Will see about getting it.

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    1. Peggy Ann - Yes, it was on HBO (which we don't get). I watched the first episode on a plane, but need to borrow the rest from the library.

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  12. You got my attention. Adding it to my Goodreads "to read" list.

    I've owned Olive Kitteridge for years but haven't read it yet. I suppose I need to make time for it since it's your favorite of her books.

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    1. Vicki - YES, do make time for Ollive Kitteridge! It's an excellent book.

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  13. Thanks for the heads up JoAnn. Since it is short and your recommend it, I'm going to add this to my 'ToRead' list and keep an eye out for it.

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    1. Pat - Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  14. Ooh didn't know there was a new Elizabeth Strout! I loved Amy and Isabelle. Look forward to your review.

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    1. Vintage Reading - I loved Amy and Isabelle, too. My book club read it the year it was released.

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  15. I was just looking at Strout's books in the bookstore today and thinking it was time for a new one. Yea!

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    1. Lisa - I love her books. They can't come fast enough for me :)

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  16. Oh oh oh thanks for the heads up! My first call Monday morning will be to my RH Rep :-)

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