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TitleOlive Kitteridge
AuthorElizabeth Strout
ISBN-
ImprintElizabeth Strout Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatKindle Edition
Pages288

Description

In a voice powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger than life, unforgettable character Olive Kitteridge.At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer s eyes, it s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn t always recognize the changes in those around her a lounge musician haunted by a past romance a former student who has lost the will to live Olive s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

Lesley

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

first and foremost, i would like to congratulate myself for finishing this for what i thought would take no than two days to get through it took about a week A WEEK i read the same paragraphs over and over, thinking that perhaps i was missing something something elegant, ruminating, and unforgettab... (Sign in to see more)


Scott Axsom

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge struck me so deeply So let me start by just saying this book was awesome Appreciating the reasons why, however, required from me considerable introspection The subtl... (Sign in to see more)


Nancy

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

Posted at Shelf InflictedThis is a collection of stories about a group of ordinary people living in a small town in Maine, their joys, sorrows, tragedies and grief, all centered around the main character, Olive Kitteridge Normally, this is the kind of fiction I stay away from I was afraid it would b... (Sign in to see more)


Julie

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

Today s the big day my 500th review for Goodreads Drum roll, please Hmmm No drum roll No compensation No accolades, either Ah, hell I don t care I just want to read and write and read and write and read and write, and almost every review I ve ever written here on Goodreads, from the completely anony... (Sign in to see more)


Michael Finocchiaro

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

I don t quite understand what the hubbub was about this book it did after all get a Pulitzer and TV show However, I felt that the writing was ok, the narration was interesting, but I never even came close to feeling some sympathy or connection to Olive like I did for Updike s Rabbit Angstrom or, say... (Sign in to see more)


jo

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

don t know if it was me being meditative or moody or under the sobering influence of the recession, but i found this absolutely gorgeous book SO DAMN SAD there are, let s see, at least two suicides but it might be three, three deaths but it might be one the death of a very young person , intolerabl... (Sign in to see more)


Robin

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

Oh bestill my heart I am not worthy I AM NOT WORTHY How, in the name of all that is holy, does Elizabeth Strout do it I mean, how does she create a book out of a collage of stories, linked by one exceptionally prickly, ornery yet honest character, through writing that is at once complex and i... (Sign in to see more)


Orsodimondo

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

UNA PICCOLA ESPLOSIONE Paolo Cognetti mi ha condutto da Olive Kitteridge il suo bel Sofia si veste sempre di nero ha preparato il terreno, e quando ha elencato alcune delle sue fonti di ispirazione, non ho potuto fare a meno di leggere il libro di Strout.In effetti, le due opere hanno una str... (Sign in to see more)


Fabian

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

It s incredibly difficult to find substance in the ordinary This novel in episodes, all revolving around the ever enigmatic Olive, does something extraordinary each tale is so rich with description, so tangible I believe I breathed in the saltiness of the Maine coast, practically that they transcend... (Sign in to see more)


Will Byrnes

Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of stories that constitute a novel They are not as closely woven together as the multi generational tales in works by Louise Erdrich, another writer who likes to collect small parts into a larger whole, but Strout has put together a com... (Sign in to see more)


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