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Lucy by the Sea

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Jean L, Reviewer

My Recommendation

LUCY BY THE SEA is the best of the four novels featuring Lucy Barton.  Strout is one of the best living novelists of our time. She has outdone herself with this new novel that takes place during the pandemic.  Strout quickly whisks us into the early days of the pandemic in New York City when Lucy's ex-husband, William, decides it's way to unsafe to stay in the city. He convinces Lucy to flee the virus-ridden city and go to a small town on the coast of Maine where they can sequester until the virus is over. And so they share a big old house on the water where they can safely ride out the pandemic. I loved this story.

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