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by Elizabeth Strout
Pulitzer-winning Elizabeth Strout’s emotionally wrenching debut novel portrays a mother-daughter bond on the brink of dissolution amid secrets, scandal, and the cloistered temperance of old New England. When daughter Amy is found in the backseat of a car with her high school math teacher, the women are wrested apart forever in the throes of small-town gossip -- as mother Isabelle’s shameful past also starts creeping to the surface.
Also see: Elizabeth Lowry's five best books about mothers of many sorts.