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Abide with Me - A Novel

Elizabeth Strout

NATIONAL BESTSELLER In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings-faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment-when a dark secret is revealed. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe-as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling-that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world-for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation' s humanity-and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered-life, love, God, and community-within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose. Praise for Abide with Me "Strout's greatly anticipat

NATIONAL BESTSELLER In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings-faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment-when a dark secret is revealed. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe-as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling-that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world-for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation' s humanity-and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered-life, love, God, and community-within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose. Praise for Abide with Me "Strout's greatly anticipat
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings-faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment-when a dark secret is revealed. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe-as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling-that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world-for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation' s humanity-and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered-life, love, God, and community-within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose. Praise for Abide with Me "Strout's greatly anticipat

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gerrianne Raphael

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:38