Abide with me: [a novel]

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
NATIONAL BESTSELLERIn her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 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 profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings—faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment—when a dark secret is revealed. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe—as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling—that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world—for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation' s humanity—and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered—life, love, God, and community—within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys.Praise for Abide with Me "Strout's greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer."Vanity Fair "Superb . . . a shimmering tale of loss, faith, and human fallibility . . . You feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller."O: The Oprah Magazine "Deeply moving . . . In one beautiful page after another, Strout captures the mysterious combinations of hope and sorrow. She sees all these wounded people with heartbreaking clarity, but she has managed to write a story that cradles them in understanding and that, somehow, seems like a foretaste of salvation."The Washington Post "This lovely second novel confirms Strout as the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, peculiarly American voice: folksy, poetic, but always as precise as a shadow on a brilliant winter day."The Atlantic Monthly "Graceful and moving . . . The pacing of Strout's deeply felt fiction about the distance between parents and children gives her work an addictive quality."People (four stars)
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781400062072
9780812971828
9780739325919
9781588365118
9781415927083
9781415953501
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8001f0b0-b7dd-5aa3-32aa-ee8b0b58b30d
Grouping Title abide with me
Grouping Author strout elizabeth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-16 23:26:17PM
Last Indexed 2018-10-15 23:45:57PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dunne, Bernadette.
author Strout, Elizabeth.
author2-role Dunne, Bernadette.
author_display Strout, Elizabeth
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Large Print
display_description NATIONAL BESTSELLER

In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 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 profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings—faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment—when a dark secret is revealed.
Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe—as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling—that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world—for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy.
A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation' s humanity—and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all.
In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered—life, love, God, and community—within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys.

Praise for Abide with Me

"Strout's greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer."Vanity Fair

"Superb . . . a shimmering tale of loss, faith, and human fallibility . . . You feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller."O: The Oprah Magazine

"Deeply moving . . . In one beautiful page after another, Strout captures the mysterious combinations of hope and sorrow. She sees all these wounded people with heartbreaking clarity, but she has managed to write a story that cradles them in understanding and that, somehow, seems like a foretaste of salvation."The Washington Post

"This lovely second novel confirms Strout as the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, peculiarly American voice: folksy, poetic, but always as precise as a shadow on a brilliant winter day."The Atlantic Monthly

"Graceful and moving . . . The pacing of Strout's deeply felt fiction about the distance between parents and children gives her work an addictive quality."People (four stars)
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 8001f0b0-b7dd-5aa3-32aa-ee8b0b58b30d
isbn 9780739325919, 9780812971828, 9781400062072, 9781415927083, 9781415953501, 9781588365118
item_details ils:CARL0000256387|35192034317937|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000256387|35192034317945|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000256387|35192034317952|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000256387|35192034317978|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000256387|35192090037460|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000261589|35192034257661|Richland Park - Adult Large Print|Fiction Strout Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000353046|35192039718543|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Strout|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:a12edde9-a5b0-4302-8374-1fa001e7e6d3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:b73bb6ef-ee7a-414f-9fd9-8cb0ea0d7d71|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-10-16T04:45:57.125Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Strout, Fiction Strout, Fiction Strout Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park
primary_isbn 9781400062072
publishDate 2006
record_details ils:CARL0000256387|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|c2006.|294 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000261589|Large Print|Books|1st large print ed.|English|Random House Large Print,|2006.|434 p. (large print) ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000353046|CD audio book|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Books on Tape,|p2006.|8 sound discs (ca. 77 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:a12edde9-a5b0-4302-8374-1fa001e7e6d3|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2006|, overdrive:b73bb6ef-ee7a-414f-9fd9-8cb0ea0d7d71|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000261589 35192034257661 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000353046 35192039718543 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:a12edde9-a5b0-4302-8374-1fa001e7e6d3 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:b73bb6ef-ee7a-414f-9fd9-8cb0ea0d7d71 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000256387 35192034317952 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000256387 35192034317978 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000256387 35192034317945 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000256387 35192090037460 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000256387 35192034317937 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Audiobooks, Bereavement -- Fiction, Clergy -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Large type books, Mute persons -- Fiction, New England -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Single fathers -- Fiction, Widowers -- Fiction
title_display Abide with me : a novel
title_full Abide With Me A Novel, Abide with Me A Novel, Abide with me : a novel / Elizabeth Strout, Abide with me [sound recording] : [a novel] / Elizabeth Strout, Abide with me [text (large print)] : a novel / by Elizabeth Strout
title_short Abide with me :
title_sub [a novel]
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bereavement, Clergy, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mute persons, Psychological fiction, American, Single fathers, Widowers