Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

fiction literary challenging funny reflective sad slow-paced

1022 pages | first published 2019

Description

ATTICING one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the be...
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Moods

reflective 80%
challenging 77%
emotional 50%
funny 50%
dark 15%
sad 15%
tense 12%
adventurous 10%
informative 7%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 70%
medium 24%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 8% | N/A: 8% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 38% | No: 11% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5%

Average rating

4.17