My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapters 36-40 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 36

When Lucy was finally discharged from the hospital, she had lost a lot of weight. She sent a letter to her mother, saying that she loved her and thanked her for visiting. Her mother wrote back that the visit meant a lot to her, too. Lucy discovered that her friend, Jeremy, had passed away while she was in the hospital. Lucy was sad, but her family was there to comfort her. That summer, Lucy was still emaciated from the hospital stay. She hated the way that people looked at her whenever she went out in the city.

Chapter 37

Lucy used to spend Thanksgiving at a church when she was a child; since it was the only place they could get a proper meal. As an adult, she volunteered with William at shelters for many years. William eventually stopped doing it, since he...

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