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Buzz Book Club: The End of Amy and Isabelle

We've reached the end of Amy and Isabelle and I found this final section gratifying. I feel so connected to these characters and Elizabeth Strout does a wonderful job illuminating the tensions between mother and daughter.

Before we chat about the end, here's a recap of how the Book Club goes: Every week I'll suggest chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, has been every Friday in January). In these weekly Book Club posts, I'll posit a few questions to prompt discussion in the comments section.

Stay tuned for the announcement of my February book club selection, and to discuss the final section of Amy and Isabelle, in which we read from the start of chapter 19 to the end of the book,

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  1. I was glad to finally hear all about Isabelle's life before all this — how Amy was conceived, etc. It made me like her more, whereas before I sometimes considered her a little snobbish in the way she seemed to regard others. Did your feelings or opinions of the characters change over the course of the book?
  2. I also loved the warm friendships that are formed between Isabelle, Bev and Dottie at the end. It felt very real and genuine to me, like the way friendships form in real life. What did you think of this part with the three women toward the end?
  3. Do you like the way the book ended? Would you like to have read more about what happens when Amy finally meets her half-siblings, or about Isabelle's marriage to the kind pharmacist? Or were you satisfied with the ending?
  4. The book has been made into a TV movie starring Elisabeth Shue as Isabelle and Hannah Hall as Amy. I kept picturing Amanda Seyfried as Amy and either Holly Hunter or Patricia Clarkson as Isabelle. Who would you cast in these roles?
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emalove emalove 7 years
Such a good book...I loved it when I read it a few years ago.
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