Amy and Isabelle: A novel

by Elizabeth Strout | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0375705198 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingminesaynwing of Huron, Ohio USA on 12/3/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Saturday, December 03, 2011
Purchased from the Friends of the Huron Public Library's book cart to help raise funds for the library.

From the back cover: 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 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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingminesaynwing at Hospital cart in Annandale, Virginia USA on Monday, March 27, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (3/27/2017 UTC) at Hospital cart in Annandale, Virginia USA

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via media mail along with 12 other books (some registered, some not) for the hospital cart being stock by Firegirl.

Journal Entry 3 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 02, 2017
Thank you for your kind contribution to the book cart! This looks like a book I would enjoy, so I may read it before releasing it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
I did, in fact, read this, mostly because friends were very split on it. Some loved it, some told me not to waste my time with it. I fell kind of in the middle. I didn't think it was fantastic, but I finished it and I'm not sorry I read it. It is the type of book I normally enjoy, quiet with not a lot of action. Introspective. Lots of focus on relationships, especially between mother and daughter. Though I didn't love it and wouldn't necessarily broadly recommend it, I kind of wish I'd held off on reading it and used it as my choice for my book club's read. I think there's a lot in here to discuss with others

Thanks for sharing! I'll be releasing this to the hospital cart soon.

(Counts for the 2018 "Reduce TBR" challenge.)

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