Dear Lucy by Julie Sarkissian

21 Jun

My bullet-point review of Julie Sarkissian’s debut novel Dear Lucy is up on the Ploughshares blog. Here’s how it begins:

Genre:literary fiction, debut.

Concerning: Lucy, a young woman whose different way of seeing and behaving has compelled her image-conscious, frustrated mother, Mum mum, to abandon her on a farm.

And: Samantha, a pregnant teenager on the same farm.

And: Missus and Mister, their caretakers. (And later, kidnappers of Samantha’s baby.)

And: two maybe-magical animals, namely, a talking baby chicken named Jennifer and a silent Yellow Eyed Dog.

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In other news, I’ll be teaching at Richard Hugo House’s Write-O-Rama tomorrow. This will be the third time I’m pitching in for a fun day of mini-lessons and writing frenzies, with proceeds going to Hugo House. My mini-lesson will include reading Cynthia Ozick’s story “The Shawl” and thinking about how objects in fiction can take on tremendous power. Check out all the fabulous class descriptions here and come by tomorrow between 10 and 5!

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