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Abide with Me

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In the 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Bolingbrookbookie

Great Author, Not best book

by Bolingbrookbookie on Aug 24, 2009

Ths is my least favorite book of Strout's three books. I did enjoy the book, but liked Amy & Isabelle and especially, Ollie Kitteridge much better. I always like the places Strout takes me to and most often I find one character in the book I feel I know. Not this one. So before you read this book of Strouts be sure you read the other two first.

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millvillage

excellent contemporary fiction

by millvillage on May 17, 2007

Abide With Me is one of the bext contemporary novels I've read in a long time. Unlike so many current authors who start with a fascinating plot line/twist but annot deliver a satisfying conclusion, Strout is low-key, but thoroughly engaging all the way through. She creates a convincing character who is, nonetheless, a genuinely kind, thoughtful good person. It's refreshing to see that goodness can be as interesting as perversion.

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