Amy and Isabelle
|Format:||Large Print 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, their relationship brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels for her own past. In a fury, she lashes out at her daughter's beauty and then retreats into outraged silence. Mother and daughter remain at a distance. This conflict is surrounded by other dramas in the town of Shirley Falls - a teenage pregnancy, a UFO sighting, a missing child, and the trials of Fat Bev, the community's enormous (and enormously funny and compassionate) peacemaker.
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-- New England
Single mothers -- New England -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- New England -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- New England -- Fiction.
High school teachers -- New England -- Fiction.
Sexual harassment in education -- New England -- Fiction.
Sexual ethics for teenagers -- New England -- Fiction.
Sexual consent -- New England -- Fiction.
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New England -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [Rockland, Mass.] :Compass Press,1999
465 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
|ISBN||1568957289 (hc : alk. paper : lg. print)