Strout, Elizabeth. MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. New York City, NY: Random House, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 200 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's fifth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic (by the New Yorker Magazine). The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Elizabeth Strout's "My Name Is Lucy Barton". Her critically acclaimed bestseller. "Much of the joy comes from piecing together the hints and half-revelations in Strout's unsentimental but compelling prose, especially as you begin to grasp the nature of a bond in which everything important is left unsaid. Strout paints an indelible, grueling portrait of poverty and abuse that's all the more unnerving for her reticence. She reminds us of the power of our stories, and of our ability to transcend our troubled narratives" (The Miami Herald). Writing at her absolute peak, Elizabeth Strout has done it again: A reliable contemporary master of creating unforgettable characters, she opens up her novel to the reader in a way that seems familiar and "relatable", that pop-culture expectation. Then she aims and lands zingers that, after recovering from the hit, one can only marvel at and relish. An absolute "must-have" title for Elizabeth Strout collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "With warm wishes, Elizabeth Strout". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. The recipient is named. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed and inscribed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is Strout's very first bestseller upon publication. "Olive Kitteridge" became a national bestseller only AFTER its Pulitzer win, and all of her novels have had very small first print runs. So most copies available online are now subsequent printings. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for "Olive Kitteridge". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELIZABETH STROUT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400067693. $50.00

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