Abide with Me (novel)


Abide with Me (novel)

"This article is about the Elizabeth Strout novel. For other uses, see Abide with Me (disambiguation)."infobox Book |
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author = Elizabeth Strout
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Fiction
publisher = Random House
release_date = March 14, 2006
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media_type = Print (Hardcover)
pages = 304 pages
isbn = ISBN 1-4000-6207-1
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"Abide with Me" is a 2006 novel (ISBN 1-4000-6207-1) by Elizabeth Strout.

Literary significance and reception

The Novel received mixed reviews from critics. Atlantic Monthly said that "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."cite journal|last=O'neill|first=Joseph|title=ABIDE WITH ME|date=April 2006|journal=Atlantic Monthly Apr2006, Vol. 297 Issue 3, p101|volume=Vol. 297|issue=Issue 3|pages=p101|issn=10727825] Publishers Weekly said in their review of "Abide with Me" that "the uplifting ending arrives too easily, but on the whole, Strout has crafted a harrowing meditation of exile on Main Street."cite journal|date=October 17, 2005|title=Abide with Me|journal=Publishers Weekly|volume=Vol. 252|issue=Issue 41|pages=p37|issn=0000-0019] Kirkus Reviews was critical of the book saying that "most of the characters in this novel are fundamentally bewildered, and many of them are quite bitter as well. The narrator's folksy tone does nothing to enliven this dispiriting story; the overall effect is rather like listening to a slightly cantankerous maiden aunt dispensing local gossip."cite journal|date=January 1, 2006|title=ABIDE WITH ME|journal=Kirkus Reviews; 1/1/2006, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p14-15|volume=Vol. 74|issn=00426598]

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