- Abide with Me (novel)
"This article is about the Elizabeth Strout novel. For other uses, see
Abide with Me (disambiguation)."infobox Book |
name = Abide with Me
language = English
release_date = March 14, 2006
media_type = Print (
pages = 304 pages
isbn = ISBN 1-4000-6207-1
"Abide with Me" is a 2006 novel (ISBN 1-4000-6207-1) by
Literary significance and reception
The Novel received mixed reviews from critics.
Atlantic Monthlysaid 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 Weeklysaid 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 Reviewswas 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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