The Resource Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout

Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout

Label
Amy and Isabelle
Title
Amy and Isabelle
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Title variation
Amy & Isabelle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Amy and Isabelle explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, this emotional and physical trespass brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels about her own past. In a fury, she lashes out at her daughter's beauty and then retreats into outraged silence. Amy withdraws, too, and mother and daughter eat, sleep, and even work side by side but remain at a vast, seemingly unbridgeable distance from each other. This conflict is surrounded by other large and small dramas in the town of Shirley Falls--a teenage pregnancy, a UFO sighting, a missing child, and the trials of Fat Bev, the community's enormous (and enormously funny and compassionate) peacemaker and amateur medical consultant. Keeping Isabelle and Amy as the main focus of her sharp, sympathetic eye, Elizabeth Strout attends to them all. As she does so, she reveals not only her deep affection for her characters, both serious and comic, but her profound wisdom about the human condition in general. She makes us care about these extraordinary ordinary people and makes us hope that they will find a way out of their often self-imposed emotional exile
Summary
When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10093611
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strout, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
PerformerNote
Narrator not specified
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Mother and child
Target audience
adult
Label
Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7ECAF675-0526-474B-9912-1DEA3D0B4FA3
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 27 min., 28 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804191937
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
7ECAF675-0526-474B-9912-1DEA3D0B4FA3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o860903598
  • (OCoLC)860903598
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7ECAF675-0526-474B-9912-1DEA3D0B4FA3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 27 min., 28 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804191937
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
7ECAF675-0526-474B-9912-1DEA3D0B4FA3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o860903598
  • (OCoLC)860903598
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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