Lucy by the Sea (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Lucy is back, and she's experiencing the beginnings of the way life was changed as the Covid pandemic started to spread. A year after the death of Lucy's second husband, Lucy's first husband, William, with whom she has remained friendly, whisks her out of New York City to a small seaside town in Maine to be safe from the disease. This is the story of how Lucy lived during the first year of Covid -- with isolation, life in a new environment, meeting a few new people, how she manages relationships with her two grown daughters and their life dramas, and coming to a new understanding of her relationship with William. The most impressive thing about Lucy is the way she reflects on her experiences (e.g. Grief: "God -- it is a very private thing.") and the way she can express in just a few words the depths of her love and empathy for the people she thinks and writes about. This is a beautiful novel, just as one would expect from the author.

— Alice

October 2022 Indie Next List

“I’ve read quite a few pandemic books in the last year, but this one stands out. Strout has produced a meditation on memory as much as a character study as Lucy, William, and their neighbors grapple with the pandemic and political divides.”
— Emily Crowe, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638085027
ISBN-10: 1638085021
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 500
Language: English