My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapters 7-12 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 7

Lucy, still thinking about the past, thinks back to a time several years after the hospital. She had met a beautiful woman in a bookstore, who later identified herself as Sarah Payne. She felt something familiar in Sarah, and recognized that she, too, was lonely. Sarah said she was a writer, but hadn't gone into much more detail. When she got home, Lucy realized she owned the woman's books. Other authors, in their reviews of Sarah, criticized her for having too much compassion, but Lucy appreciated that because it showed truth in her writing. She also discovered that, just like her, Sarah had grown up in poverty.

Chapter 8

Back in the hospital, in the past, Lucy and her mother discussed Lucy’s aunt, Harriet. Harriet was very similar to Lucy. She was always worried about other people. Lucy’s mother thought it...

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