Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group - May Selection

Image includes a background of the New York CIty skyline, cover art from Strout's book which also contains the New York City skyline, and a headshot of Strout smiling broadly, wearing glasses and a light aqua blouse.

Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group via Zoom on May 26th at 5:30 p.m.   Up for discussion will be Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Strout's novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.

Lucy Barton has undergone a simple operation, and recovery is slow.  A visit to the hospital by her estranged mother, reconnects the two as they engage in light gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois.  Below the surface, bubbles tension that has impacted Lucy's life including leaving her troubled family, her marriage, love for her daughters and her yearning to become a writer.  Strout has a gift for humanizing characters and delving into the depths of emotions.  This novel does not disappoint.

If you wish to receive the Zoom link, contact Pam at to be added to the list.  The link is shared a few days prior to the discussion.