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Recommended Reads; Amy And Isabelle

A wonderfully written story about loneliness, missed opportunities, envy, yearning, and hope set against a small, sad town in New England, Amy and Isabelle focuses on the emotionally complex relationship between an unassuming mother and her reticent teenage daughter. Isabelle’s perception of her daughter and their shared life is rocked when she discovers Amy has become involved with her 40-something substitute math teacher. Mother and daughter find their relationship suddenly strained and tense. They live an isolated life and Amy is spending the summer working in the offices of the local mill with her mother. The underlying tensions and resentments are beautifully portrayed.
This was Elizabeth Strout’s debut novel.

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