Amy and Isabelle: A Novel
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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Ms. StroutUser Review - brux - Overstock.com
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 glad ... Read full review
AMY AND ISABELLEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A lyrical, closely observant first novel, charting the complex, resilient relationship of a mother and daughter. Isabel Goodrow had settled in the mill town of Shirley Falls when her daughter Amy was ... Read full review