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The Resource Abide with me : a novel, Elizabeth Strout

Abide with me : a novel, Elizabeth Strout

Label
Abide with me : a novel
Title
Abide with me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1950s, in a small New England town, Reverend Tyler Caskey has suffered a terrible loss and finds it hard to be the person he once was. 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. Tyler's usually patient and kind congregation now questions his leadership and propriety, and accusations are born out of anger and gossip. Then, in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his parish's humanity--and his own will to endure the trials that sooner or later test us all. -p.4 of cover
Summary
Katherine is only five-years-old. Struck dumb with grief at her mother's death, it is down to her father, the heartbroken minister Tyler Caskey, to bring his daughter out of silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. But Tyler Caskey is barely surviving himself. His cold, church-assigned home is colder still since Lauren's death, and he struggles to find the right words for his sermons; struggles to be a leader to his congregation when he himself is lost. When Katherine's schoolteacher calls to discuss his daughter's anti-social behaviour, it sparks a chain of events that begins to tear down Tyler's defences. The small-town rumour-mill has much to make of Katherine's odd behaviour, and even more to say about Tyler's relationship with his housekeeper, Connie Hatch. 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. From the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of Amy & Isabelle, this is a startlingly beautiful novel about love and abandonment, faith and hypocrisy; and the peril of family secrets.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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138265
Cataloging source
AKD
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Strout, Elizabeth
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Clergy
  • Widowers
  • New England
  • Bereavement
  • Mute persons
  • Single fathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Bereavement
  • Clergy
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Mute persons
  • Single fathers
  • Widowers
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
Abide with me : a novel, Elizabeth Strout
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm86111433
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780812971828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86111433
Label
Abide with me : a novel, Elizabeth Strout
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm86111433
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780812971828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86111433

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