Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

1040 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
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Description

An Ohio mother bakes pies while the world bombards her with radioactivity and fake facts. She worries about her children, caramelisation, chickens, guns, tardigrades, medical bills, environmental disaster, mystifying confrontations at the supermar...

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Moods

reflective 81%
challenging 77%
emotional 54%
funny 45%
sad 22%
dark 21%
hopeful 12%
tense 12%
adventurous 11%
inspiring 10%
informative 9%
relaxing 6%
lighthearted 3%
mysterious 3%

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: 41% | Yes: 37% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | 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: 71% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.17

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