My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapter 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 4

Still in a flashback, Lucy thinks back to when she was in third grade. Her family was living in a small, very cold garage. She’d stayed late at school, doing homework or reading, just because of how warm it was. She had read a book about a poor girl, Tilly. She related to Tilly and decided she was going to become a writer, because she wanted to tell stories and keep people from being lonely, like Tilly had done for her. Because of how studious she was, Lucy got a scholarship that covered all her expenses. She was the only one of her family to attend college.

She dated a professor in college, the one person who commented on her poverty. Lucy hated this, and soon realized they could never be a couple. She later met her future husband, William. William...

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