NEW YORK TIMES u003c/iu003eBESTSELLER From Pulitzer Prizewinning, #1 u003ciu003eNew York Times u003c/iu003ebestselling author Elizabeth Strout comes a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdownand the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling No novelist working today has Strouts extraordinary capacity for radical empathy. . . . May droves of readers come to feel enlarged, comforted, and genuinely uplifted by Lucys story.The Boston GlobecWith her trademark spare, crystalline prosea voice infus d with intimate, fragile, desperate humanness (u003ciu003eThe Washington Postu003c/iu003e)Elizabeth Strout turns her exquisitely tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, following the indomitable heroine of u003ciu003eMy Name Is Lucy Bartonu003c/iu003e through the early days of the pandemic.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eAs a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, its just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eRich with empathy and emotion, u003ciu003eLucy by the Seau003c/iu003e vividly captures the fear and struggles that come with isolation, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this story are the deep human connections that unite us even when were apartthe pain of a beloved daughters suffering, the emptiness that comes from the death of a loved one, the promise of a new friendship, and the comfort of an old, enduring love.