by Elizabeth Strout
Reviewed by Janet:Readers have been eagerly awaiting this new title from Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout, and here it is! During an extended hospital stay, Lucy Barton awakes to find her mother in the bedside chair. After an estrangement of many years, these two women seem to have the chance to reconnect and renew their relationship, yet a strange tension seems to hover in the background. This exploration of shared history, diverging life paths, and the meaning of family, as told by Lucy herself in an ordinary yet deeply human way, will draw you in and stay with you even after you turn the last page.