Abide With Me

Abide With Me

A Novel

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2007, ©2006.
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780812971828
0812971825
Branch Call Number: FIC STRO
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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debwildwest
Oct 24, 2019

Rainbow Library ,please for pick up

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ownedbydoxies
Nov 27, 2017

A man, a preacher in fact, struggling to understand his life, his marriage, his small children and at the same time be a source of strength to his parishioners. He's complex in many ways, but very innocent and naive in other ways, and that adds to his struggle. A good book, well-written and thoughtful.

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finn75
Feb 06, 2017

Beautifully written story on a small town minister and his flock. Desperately trying to recover from the unexpected death of his wife he struggles to care for himself let alone those around him.

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santiano9
Mar 18, 2016

Another wonderful story by an author who can really see and depict the majesty, joy and sorrow in everyday life. Excellent.

madison382 Aug 02, 2015

This book was well written, enjoyed it very much.

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klsbeh
Apr 20, 2013

I would love to hear from others who have read this book. I have so many questions about the story which I feel the author left unresolved. I can't get into them as it would be a spoiler but did anyone else feel this way?

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mythoughts
Sep 18, 2012

I like this author and enjoyed this book very much.

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jkrejci
Jul 14, 2012

I am surprised by the negative reviews. This is a subtle, poignant book; heart-wrenching a times to be sure, but never depressing. Strout writes so beautifully, yet so subtly, that it is easy to underestimate the power of her style. I highly recommend this, and everything she has written.

cgloden Aug 23, 2011

This book was horrible! I wish I could have stopped reading it a page in. Kept thinking it would get better but it didn't. So boring and depressing!!!

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NicoleBZ
Jun 29, 2011

petite ville; petites gens qui se nourissent de rumeurs. Un ministre bonasse, trop humble. Rumeurs dans une petite ville du New Hampshire je crois. Combien facile on peut briser une réputation. Peut-être que dans les années 50, les femmes avaient plus de temps pour les commérages (avec 9 enfants.. j'en doute). Le caractère du ministre est vraiment faible... bonasse. Trop humble à mon goût. Belle écriture. Histoire plus ou moins intéressante, assez quelconque.

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snoad
Feb 06, 2011

Minister who has lost his wife struggles with grief and child raising

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