Free eBook Abide with Me download

by Elizabeth Strout

Free eBook Abide with Me download ISBN: 074323930X
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 1St Edition edition (March 7, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 304
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1799 mb
Size FLAC: 1190 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Abide with me: a novel, Elizabeth Strout-1st e. This book contains an excerpt from The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. eISBN: 978-1-58836-511-8.

Abide with me: a novel, Elizabeth Strout-1st ed. p. cm. 1. Clergy-Fiction. 3. New England-Fiction. 4. Bereavement-Fiction. 5. Mute persons-Fiction.

Abide with Me is a 2006 novel (. ISBN 1-4000-6207-1) by Elizabeth Strout. It concerns a religious leader, struggling with the death of his wife. It is set in a small town in New England, during the 1950s. The Washington Post said that while the novel is dark, it's strenuousness pays off with an ending that provides a useful solution to all of us who are struggling.

In her luminous and long-awaited second novel, Abide with Me, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to northern New England in the late 1950's. All is considered – life, love, God, and community - and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose.

Elizabeth Strout tells Tyler Caskey’s multilayered story with her usual exquisite writing. ABIDE WITH ME is a very touching book and is beautifully written. I enjoyed it so much and I recommend it to readers of literary fiction. I found that I had to take my time in reading this book. She often uses nature as metaphor as she sets each scene. Her descriptions of the sky, clouds and trees are as vivid as paintings and as beautiful as poetry.

This is my third book by Elizabeth Strout and she is fast becoming one of my go to authors. I know I will be completely immersed in her stories and enjoy every minute spent reading them

This is my third book by Elizabeth Strout and she is fast becoming one of my go to authors. I know I will be completely immersed in her stories and enjoy every minute spent reading them.

Elizabeth Strout (born January 6, 1956) is an American author of fiction. In 2009 Strout was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive Kitteridge, a collection of connected short stories she wrote about a woman and her immediate family who lived on the coast of Maine. She was born in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Bates College, she spent a year in Oxford, England. Strout also wrote The Burgess Boys in 2013 which made The New York Times Best Seller List. Ms. Strout's title, My name is Lucy Barton, made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2016. Her newest title, Anything is Possible (2017), won the 2018 Story Prize. Библиографические данные.

In her luminous and long-awaited new 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 her luminous and long-awaited new 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.

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Elizabeth Strout (born January 6, 1956) is a US-American novelist and author. She is widely known for her works in literary fiction and her descriptive characterization. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, her experiences in her youth served as inspiration for her novels–the fictional "Shirley Falls, Maine" is the setting of four of her six novels.

Abide With Me. Elizabeth Strout. 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.

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Hrguig
Elizabeth Strout is my new favorite author. I just discovered her this year when I read the outstanding short story collection, "Olive Kitteridge." This book is powerful. And sad. Very, very sad. Why? It's the story of human nature, profound grief and how we treat one another. Although it is uplifting in the end, the reader is kept from falling into despair by Strout's spellbinding writing style.

This is the sad story of a newly-ordained minister who comes to a small town in Maine with his bride. The order of time in which the story is told bounces around from the present to the past and back again, but this storytelling sequence is brilliant and makes the tale even more riveting. More than book thick with plot, this is a character study. It is a tale of human nature--especially the taciturn New Englander--as well as God, community and, most of all, understanding one another and in so doing learning how to love. Highly recommended.
Qag
ABIDE WITH ME, set in the hard scrabble town of West Annett, Maine, is the story of Tyler Caskey, a newly ordained minister. Living in a dilapidated farmhouse in the middle of nowhere with his wife, the daughter of wealthy Bostonians, and their two young daughters, Tyler Caskey’s faith is repeatedly tested and eventually shattered after a terrible tragedy.

The sermons he at first loved to write and deliver from memory become an impossible chore. The once friendly congregation, comprising most of West Annett’s residents, becomes hostile. He and his family are fodder for gossip. His spirit is crumbling. Most distressing of all, Tyler Caskey questions his belief in the God he once unconditionally loved.

Constantly running through Tyler Caskey’s mind are the words of Friedrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, who died at the hand of the Nazis. Bonhoeffer, by all accounts, epitomized courage and Christian love. He left America, returned to Germany in the midst of Hitler’s reign of terror, was arrested and executed. His executioner reportedly said that Bonhoeffer was at peace, praying until his last breath. Tyler Caskey tries his best to emulate Bonhoeffer’s courage during his darkest hours and is frustrated by his inability to experience The Feeling, as he calls the almost visceral evidence of God.

Also running through the book are words to the popular hymn, “Abide with Me”, Tyler Caskey’s leitmotif. “The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee; Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.”, are words every Christian has repeated countless times without understanding them.

Elizabeth Strout tells Tyler Caskey’s multilayered story with her usual exquisite writing. She often uses nature as metaphor as she sets each scene. Her descriptions of the sky, clouds and trees are as vivid as paintings and as beautiful as poetry. This was my third reading of ABIDE WITH ME, and the story gets only more powerful.
tref
I enjoyed the book but not as much as The Burgess Boys. Her excellent depiction of the West Annett citizenry reminded me of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, in a good way. Each character had some shortcomings including the protagonist, a recently arrived pastor and recent graduate of a nearby seminary. The thread of the book centers around his spiritual struggle to find the good in all of his parishioners and in himself, and to heal the various fractures in the community. I did find myself treading lightly over the many passages pertaining to the pastor's endless search for philosophical and religious centeredness.
RUsich155
I really loved ABIDE WITH ME by Elizabeth Strout. I love the title, too, because "Abide With Me" is one of my favorite hymns, and it ran through my head all the way through this book. In 1959, in West Annett, Maine, a pastor named Reverend Tyler Caskey meets us head on with his life and the life of his congregation resting on faith in God, prayer, love for God, kindness for each other and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Tyler Caskey sees God everywhere. He sees Him in trees, flowers, his family's faces.

When the Caskeys first move to West Annett, a member of the church invites them for a potluck supper and all in the congregation are asked to attend. This is the first time they meet Mrs. Caskey, and the people are a bit put off by Lauren Caskey, the minister's wife, because she comes from a rich family and wears fashionable clothes, paints her nails, wears heels and also isn't all that interested in discussing just housekeeping and children. The community decides they don't like Lauren Caskey. Too hoity toity.

The Caskeys have two little girls, Jeannie, the baby, and Margaret, the 5-year-old. Before very long, there is a tragedy that strikes, leaving little Margaret unable to speak, except in short sentences which frustrates everyone at school. Not a lot of people like little Margaret.

Tyler tries to hold everyone together, but with little money and living in an old rundown farmhouse, it is a struggle. Margaret's teacher and a school psychologist try to find out what's wrong with her, but it only angers her father who is trying to do the right thing for his daughter. His housekeeper is a source of comfort to all of them, but she has a secret which eventually catches up to her and she must leave the Caskey household. Tyler is slowly losing his grip, losing his faith and losing his way until the day comes when he must look inside himself for his own strength and the ability to carry on while still believing that he can rely on God as well, and pull everyone's secrets out in the air so that they are not mired down with guilt and fear. Everyone's secrets, that is, except his own. He has to learn to rise above the criticism and rumors that people have started for the lack of anything else worthwhile to talk about in such a small place as West Annett.

ABIDE WITH ME is a very touching book and is beautifully written. I enjoyed it so much and I recommend it to readers of literary fiction. I found that I had to take my time in reading this book. It isn't one to fly through like a short mystery, but takes time and thought.
Ral
As I read this tale of a minister facing life and feeling lost, I thought of Georges Bernanos’ novel, DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST, which closes with the words “All is grace.” Facing what feels like failure and weakness, the minister finally realizes the truth of life. “Remarkable.”