My Last Name


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Ninety-five-year-old Lottie Barnes now lives in a care facility in her native Iowa. Restrained by the physical trappings of old age and cognitive decline, she struggles to comprehend her present surroundings. Nevertheless, her life story unfolds as she remembers key moments from her past with sharp clarity.

“…a vivid and genuinely moving story. With a generous heart and sure sentences, Mr. Schumacher gives us an entire life in these few pages, a life we come to care about, and which, though it’s a difficult one, is not without its blessings.”

– Bret Lott, National Council on the Arts appointee, New York Times best-selling author, Oprah’s Book Club selection

“This novella might be the most psychologically honest, narratively engaging, and spiritually beautiful thing I have read this year. The words from these pages haunted me long after I read them, and moved me to gratitude, wonder, and even joy. The word that comes to mind as I read this story is ‘life.’ Read it and see: what it kindles in you will enliven you.”

– Russell Moore, author of The Courage to Stand

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Weight 0.23 lbs
Dimensions 7.01 × 5 × 0.24 in