Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

1020 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
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Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets. She is surrounded by dead lakes, fake facts, Open Carry maniacs...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,089 reviews

Moods

reflective 81%
challenging 76%
emotional 54%
funny 44%
sad 22%
dark 20%
tense 12%
hopeful 11%
adventurous 10%
inspiring 10%
informative 8%
relaxing 6%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 23%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 8% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 36% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.17

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