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Amy and Isabelle
Amy and Isabelle
Author: Elizabeth Strout
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. And eat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375705199
ISBN-10: 0375705198
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 275 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
A coming of age story, well-written, a good story about the relationship between girls and their mothers, set in the days of free love and sexual exploration. Some harsh language.
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Helpful Score: 8
When I started this book, I had no expectations. But I was immediately intrigued by the story. The topic is uncomfortable at times, but the writing is good and keeps you interested. A deep psychological book with insights/thoughts that made me think.
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Helpful Score: 6
A lovely account of a mother/daughter disconnect, and the ability to love though it.
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Helpful Score: 6
A story about a mother and daughter who think they are very different but realize that they are not as different as they once believed.

Good read!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
A wonderful read with haunting characters. I almost thought about keeping this one to reread again at some point. One of the best books that I have read in a long time.
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Wonderfully constructed story, very engaging. Poetic writing. Worth a second read.
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So gritty. She really gets to the heart and soul and mind of her characters.
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Beautiful story. I absolutely loved it. Much better than I thought it would be. Highly reccommend. Teach me not to judge a book by the cover.


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