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Amy and Isabelle

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Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
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Feb 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780375705199

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Praise

"One of those rare, invigorating books that take an apparently familiar world and peer into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place." — The New York Times Book Review

"Strout’s insights into the complex psychology bewteen [mother and daughter] result in a poignant tale about two coming of age." —Time

"Impressive….Strout writes with abundant warmth." —People

"Poignant…sensitively imagined…[Amy and Isabelle] recalls the elgegiac charm of Our Town." —The Christian Science Monitor

"Stunning….Every once in a while, a novel comes along that plunges deep into your psyche, leaving you breathless….This year that novel is Amy and Isabelle." —San Francisco Chronicle

"A novel of shining integrity and humor, about the bravery and hard choices of what is called ordinary life." –Alice Munro

"Excellent….Strout’s collective portrait…remains unflaggingly engaging….[W]hat a pleasure to gain entry into the world of this book." —The New Yorker

"Lovely, powerful…a kind if modern ‘Rapunzel.’" —Newsweek

"Amy and Isabelle is an impressive debut….with an expansiveness and inventiveness that is the mark of a true storyteller." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Awards

Orange Prize FINALIST 2000

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