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Amy and Isabelle - A Novel

Elizabeth Strout

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Description:

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 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. In a fury, she lashes out at her daughter's beauty and then retreats into outraged silence. Amy withdraws, too, and mother and daughter eat, sleep, and even work side by side but remain at a vast, seemingly unbridgeable distance from each other. This conflict is surrounded by other large and small dramas in the town of Shirley Falls--a teenage pregnancy, a UFO sighting, a missing child, and the trials of Fat Bev, the community's enormous (and enormously funny and compassionate) peacemaker and amateur medical consultant. Keeping Isabelle and Amy as the main focus of her sharp, sympathetic eye, Elizabeth Strout attends to them all. As she does so, she reveals not only her deep affection for her characters, both serious and comic, but her profound wisdom about the human condition in general. She makes us care about these extraordinary ordinary people and makes us hope that they will find a way out of their often self-imposed emotional exile.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephanie Roberts

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

10:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:21