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  • I am deeply impressed. Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening, from a perfect attunement to the human condition, from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue.

    Hilary Mantel on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • So good I got goosebumps... a masterly novel of family ties by one of America's finest writers

    Sunday Times on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • Strout's best novel yet

    Ann Patchett on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships

    Observer on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • Tender, elegiac, this is the story of a single life that also manages to tell the story of many

    Independent on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • Sympathetic, subtle and sometimes shocking

    Emma Healey on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • This is a glorious novel, deft, tender and true. Read it

    Sunday Telegraph on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • Elizabeth Strout's prose is like words doing jazz

    Rachel Joyce
  • Plain and beautiful...Strout writes with an extraordinary tenderness and restraint

    Kate Summerscale on 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
  • Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is the best novel I've read for some time

    David Nicholls

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