9/20/22; 304 pages
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout is a so-so pandemic novel.
Basically, William whisks Lucy out of NYC to live out the pandemic
lockdown in a remote home located in a coastal community in Maine.
I've been a huge fan of Lucy Barton and have enjoyed Strout's novels for years. I was looking forward to reading Lucy by the Sea,
but once I started it, the novel fell so flat I also most didn't finish
it. Strout gets points for her ability to write and that's it. It's a
pandemic lock down novel and a lazy, scattered story lacking a keen
focus. I didn't care about this fictional story which felt perfunctory
and whiny. There was no great story here.