Win Elizabeth Strout’s new bestseller My Name is Lucy Barton

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The latest Waterstone’s book of the week is My Name is Lucy Barton, by the American award-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout, and you can win a copy in today’s Lynn News competition.

Lucy goes into a New York hospital for a routine operation to have her appendix out, but then there are complications when she had a fever. About three weeks later and still recovering from her undiagnosed illness, Lucy wakes up one day to find her estranged mother sitting in a chair at the foot of the bed.

They have not seen each other in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was she eventually ended up in the big city, got married and had children.

But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she’s made, wondering what is lost and what has yet to be found.

Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for her novel Olive Kitteridge and this highly-praised latest novel, published last year, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

For your chance of winning a copy of the book, supplied by Waterstone’s of Norfolk Street, Lynn, just answer this question:

What operation did Lucy have at the New York hospital?

Send your answer on a postcard or the back of a sealed envelope with your name, address and a daytime telephone number to Waterstone’s Lucy Barton, Newsdesk, Lynn News, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HL.

You can also email your entry to and please type Waterstone’s Lucy Barton in the subject box. The closing date for your entries is Thursday, March 16, 2017.