Olive KitteridgeBook - 2008
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Do we ever really see ourselves the way that they see us?
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Strout explores all the subtleties of the many lives one person can lead in this comprehensive character study.
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Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this book is a set of 13 interlinked short stories revolving around the character of Olive, a huge, harsh woman who careens around her small community “like an emotional stormtrooper.” It has humor, hope, and beautiful writing.
At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
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At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through these interconnected short stories, 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 o... Read More »
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A real downer about aging, marriage and New England made me reach for the helpline.
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An innocent, Olive thinks, gazing at this woman. A real one. You don't find them anymore. Boy, you do not.
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