Amy and Isabelle a novel by Elizabeth Strout

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Published by Random House in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • New England

Subjects:

  • Teenage girls -- Fiction,
  • Single mothers -- Fiction,
  • Illegitimate children -- Fiction,
  • Mothers and daughters -- Fiction,
  • High school teachers -- Fiction,
  • Sexual harassment in education -- Fiction,
  • Sexual ethics for teenagers -- Fiction,
  • Sexual consent -- Fiction,
  • New England -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementElizabeth Strout.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3569.T736 A8 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. ;
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL359967M
ISBN 100375501347
LC Control Number98019995

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Jul 01,  · Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including: Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England/5.

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 year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance.

Feb 28,  · Elizabeth Strout's remarkably assured debut novel, Amy and Isabelle, is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the complex relationship between a single mother and her teenage daughter. Shy, sensitive Amy Goodrow leads a cloistered existence with her mother, Isabelle, in /5.

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On the surface, it appears to be a story about Amy, the teenage daughter that is prone to 5/5(5). Aug 08,  · Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling and award winning debut, Amy and Isabelle —adapted for television by Oprah Winfrey— evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother—and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets/5().

With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Amy and Isabelle explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love Amy and Isabelle book her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality.

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 an infant, reluctantly admitting to those who asked that both her husband and her parents were dead. Amy and Isabelle's conflict is presented within the context of small town life.

How do the events in the lives of the women at the mill--like the break-up of Dottie Brown's marriage--and the revelations about Dr. Burrow's affair with Peg Dunlap and the secret relationship between the high school principal and the Spanish teacher, enhance the book.

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The story of a single mother and her teenage daughter during one fateful year, Amy and Isabelle illuminates the complexities that lie at the heart of the first, and most intimate, relationship in our lives. The delicate relationship between mothers and daughters full of love and anger, often simultaneously, is the subject of Elizabeth Strout's stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle.

When Amy, a shy year-old, has an affair with her high-school math teacher, she threatens the strong relationship with her mother Isabelle, forcing them to question the boundaries of their love. Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, Amy and Isabelle, is about desires, disappointments, and secrets and features a single mother, Isabelle Goodrow, and her sixteen-year-old daughter Amy.

Both have needs which they hide from each other, until Amy is caught in a sexual encounter with one of her teachers and the mother and daughter’s relationship changes. Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling and award winning debut, Amy and Isabelle—adapted for television by Oprah Winfrey— evokes a teenager’s alienation from her distant mother—and a parent’s rage at the discovery of her daughter’s sexual secrets.

Feb 01,  · Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling and award winning debut, Amy and Isabelle—adapted for television by Oprah Winfrey— evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother—and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets/5().

Still, no one would claim to know Isabelle. And certainly no one guessed the poor woman right now was going through hell. If she seemed thinner than usual, a little more pale, well, it was dreadfully hot. So hot that even now, at the end of the day, the heat rose up from the tar as Amy and Isabelle Price: $ Strout's first novel, Amy and Isabelle () met with widespread critical acclaim, became a national bestseller, and was adapted into a movie starring Elisabeth Shue.

Her second novel, Abide with Me (), received critical acclaim but ultimately failed to be recognized to the extent of her debut stpaullimoservice.com mater: Bates College, Syracuse University. Read an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout's stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle.

Set in the fictional town of Shirley Falls, Maine, it evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother — and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets. Feb 01,  · AMY AND ISABELLE by Elizabeth Strout AMY AND ISABELLE is the story of a mother and daughter, their relationship, and the coming to terms with one's past.

On the surface, it appears to be a story about Amy, the teenage daughter that is prone /5(98). Mar 03,  · The high school literature class would read.

That said, Amy and Isabelle is out of my comfort zone. There are two reasons I had read, because my friend recommended it, and because our books discussion for March is Amy and Isabelle.

At first I thought this is slow moving, but I still liked the book. But, after awhile it was so dull and slow moving. Isabelle’s mother helped raise Amy while Isabelle attended college, but both Isabelle’s parents died when Amy was two. Isabelle sold the family home and rented a small carriage house in Shirley Falls.

Knowing that Amy’s parentage would cause a scandal, Isabelle tells everyone, including her daughter, that she is a widow. Amy and Isabelle Elizabeth Strout, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary 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 year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and. Apr 12,  · Amy Goodrow, 16, is the shy only child of Isabelle, a single mother.

Isabelle's shame over the secret of her daughter's illegitimacy and her hunger for respectability keep her painfully isolated from the community of the New England mill town where she has made her home/5(16).

Strout nicely interweaves these elements within the record of Amy and Isabelle's increasingly charged relationship. She catches, with an admirable restraint, and particularity, Amy's emergent sense of self, the wild succession of emotions in adolescence, and Amy's stunning discovery of sex.

The novel's main characters are Amy, a shy year-old, chiefly noticeable for her lovely blond hair, and her prim, anxiously single mother, Isabelle, a secretary at the local mill in the small New. Dec 24,  · Amy and Isabelle A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: In a small town in New England, a girl has an affair with her schoolteacher.

Amy Goodrow lives with her protective single mother and the novel examines the way the scandal affects their relationship. Amy and Isabelle (Book): Strout, Elizabeth. Yes, well-attention to the details of everyday life is succinct. This author's descriptive writing (TMI) would be good paired with a plot and more clarity about what the issues are they've been disagreeing about.

Jul 22,  · Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, this emotional and physical trespass brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels about her own past.

Feb 29,  · 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 year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance/5(K).

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Even before Amy's relations with her teacher become known, her beauty and her burgeoning sexuality arouse uncomfortable feelings of competitiveness in Isabelle, as well as dread at the prospect of.

Amy and Isabelle (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.

Amy and Isabelle (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: In a small town in New England, a girl has an affair with her schoolteacher. Amy Goodrow lives with her protective single mother and the novel examines the way the scandal affects their relationship. Oct 22,  · In her stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout evokes a teenagers alienation from her distant mother—and a parents rage at the discovery of her daughters sexual secrets.

In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance%().

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But when Amy is discovered behind the steamed-up windows of a car with her math. Dec 24,  · Amy and Isabelle (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.

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The people of Shirley Falls move in and out of the lives of Amy and Isabelle, each one changing things just a little. Some seem central to their lives but turn out to have been false idols. Others seem peripheral and turn out to be at the heart of the book and Amy's and Shirley's lives.5/5(2).

Amy and Isabelle A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: In a small town in New England, a girl has an affair with her schoolteacher.

Amy Goodrow lives with her protective single mother and the novel examines the way the scandal affects their relationship. AMY AND ISABELLE opens at the beginning of a long, hot, dry summer in the small mill town of Shirley Falls a town that seems one step away from crumbling into dust.

The river is "just a dead brown snake of a thing," the sky is a constant hazy gray, and the people are wilting. Especially the women in the mill where Amy and Isabelle work.Amy and Isabelle A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.Dec 24,  · Amy and Isabelle A Novel (Book): Strout, Elizabeth: When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.

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