My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Summary

Chapter 1

The book opens with Lucy thinking back to when she spent 9 weeks in a New York hospital, during the 1980’s. She was admitted because of her appendix, but after the surgery she became sicker. They were never able to figure out why. Lucy starts to go into more detail about her life at the time. She was married, with two children. Her children were scared whenever they visited, but they tried to be brave. Her husband rarely showed up. He hated hospitals, but it was also because he was busy taking care of the house, and working to pay for their medical expenses. About three weeks in, Lucy’s mother came to visit, which surprised her. Lucy never spoke about her father, or much about her siblings.

Chapter 2

Lucy reflects on her childhood, mentioning her older sister, Vicky. Lucy and her family...

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