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Isabelle Goodrow has been living in self-imposed exile with her daughter Amy for 15 years. Shamed by her past and her affair with Amy's father she ...Show synopsisIsabelle Goodrow has been living in self-imposed exile with her daughter Amy for 15 years. Shamed by her past and her affair with Amy's father she has submerged herself in the routine of her dead-end job and her unrequited love for her boss. But when Amy, frustrated by her quiet and unemotional mother, embarks on an illicit affair with her maths teacher, the disgrace intensifies the shame Isabelle feels about her own past. Throughout one long, sweltering summer as the events of the small town ebb and flow around them Amy and Isabelle exist in silent conflict until a final act leads ultimately to the understanding they both crave.Hide synopsis
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I finally just put this book down when I was near the last quarter of it. It was tiresome, and going nowhere. It beats the relationship between mother and daughter to death, and just wouldn't let it go. I felt no affinity to either woman. The book was a tiresome, nonstop bore.
Elizabeth Strout has become one of my favorite writers. Her last book, Olive Kitteridge won the Nobel Prize for fiction. Isabelle & Amy takes an honest look at a mother daughter relationship of a "single mom." Strout expresses herself beautifully and has a good sense of humor. THis book will make you ...
This book explores the problems between mother and daughter. Isabelle is shy and lonely, haunted by her past mistakes. She tells everyone that she is a widow when in fact she was never married. She keeps to herself, concerned with only making a comfortable life for her and her daughters. She eventually ...
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