My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapters 51-55 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 51

Lucy briefly expands on the rage of her children. Her youngest, Becka, said that after spending 20 years with them, she couldn’t just start over with someone else, and all Lucy could do was agree.

Chapter 52

Lucy remembers when the World Trade Center Towers fell. She was with her daughter watching the news, and her daughter was so distressed. Every time she thinks about 9/11, she remembers how much her daughter needed her. Lucy then thinks about Sarah Payne, saying that she only had one story to tell. Sarah had written many books, which left Lucy wondering what Sarah wasn’t saying.

Chapter 53

Lucy reveals that when she’s alone in her apartment, she sometimes screams for Mommy. She isn’t sure if she’s screaming for her mother, or if she’s just remembering the way that Becka called for her. She...

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