2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in the Letters, Drama and Music category 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 ...
2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in the Letters, Drama and Music category 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 her husband, 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. "
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Great Classic Story of a very complicated woman!....Olive Kitteridge is a character you will never forget...like her or not!!
Oct 26, 2014
Difficult reading to follow, but worth it
Prize winning novel
Obviously well used, but still in reasonable condition
Not an easy story to follow, but worth it.
Jun 28, 2012
This is part of my effort to read some good books (Nobel Prize writer) and it is a great book. I
May 11, 2012
We all know someone like Olive Kitteridge and we all have her inside of us. I loved her husband, kind, thoughtful and how he knew Olive. All the stories were interesting and thought provoking. This has to be one of my all time favorite books.
Sep 11, 2010
Enthralled from page 1
Olive Kitteridge is a novel cleverly crafted out of a series of short stories by Elizabeth Strout. With Olive herself making an appearance in each story, whether as a major or minor character, she is the thread linking all the stories together. With extreme detail and careful description, the reader really gets a sense of the people of Crosby and the town itself, even though these details are spread across stories and span a significant amount of time. It's one of those books that you can wait to finish, but as soon as you turn the last page, you wish it would never end.
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