Elizabeth Strout’s books have regularly been nominated for One Read in the past, and this year is no exception. “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” Strout’s newest novel, was only published earlier this year, but is already being touted as a book club favorite. In the novel, Lucy is recovering from what should have been a simple operation, but she is left with an unexplained illness. When her estranged mother suddenly appears at her bedside, Lucy is forced to deal with memories from her impoverished childhood.
Our nominator writes that the book is full of “good discussion topics like family dynamics, class and gender,” and adds that the author, Elizabeth Strout, “is an amazing speaker.”
See some of the other titles that have been nominated for One Read 2017.