Amy and Isabelle: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 16, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In her stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother—and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets. In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance. That they eat, sleep, and work side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls only increases the tension. And just when it appears things can't get any worse, Amy's sexuality begins to unfold, causing a vast and icy rift between mother and daughter that will remain unbridgeable unless Isabelle examines her own secretive and shameful past.
 

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I have to admit that I followed the hoopla associated with the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2008. Olive Kittridge deserved the award. That being said Amy and isabelle was next on my list and Im ... Read full review

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YA-Isabelle Goodrow thought her move to the small mill town of Shirley Falls would be temporary-just until she decided in which direction she wanted her life to head. Now her daughter, Amy, has fallen ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
35
Section 4
49
Section 5
62
Section 6
78
Section 7
91
Section 8
99
Section 14
156
Section 15
170
Section 16
175
Section 17
188
Section 18
194
Section 19
204
Section 20
222
Section 21
234

Section 9
107
Section 10
115
Section 11
124
Section 12
132
Section 13
144
Section 22
246
Section 23
259
Section 24
270
Section 25
291
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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.


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