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"Olive Kitteridge" offers profound insights into the human condition--its conflicts, tragedies, and joys. Strout constructs her stories with rich ...Show synopsis"Olive Kitteridge" offers profound insights into the human condition--its conflicts, tragedies, and joys. Strout constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion" ("USA Today").Hide synopsis
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.
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 ...
I'm unsure why this book won the Pulitzer. It made for interesting reading--short stories connected through one woman. However, the character wasn't likeable, rather an unhappy and disagreeable soul. I wouldn't recommend it since it left me with an emptiness.
The seven women in our book club all enjoyed reading Olive Kitteridge. The many ideas and themes in the book led to an interesting discussion. Stout's writing style is creative and insightful. The content of the book is depressing so don't read this if you need a feel good story.
I read (and loved) "Olive Kitteridge" last year, and I still keep thinking of this book. The main reason is Olive herself--the lead character who appears, in some way, in each of these remarkable stories. Cranky, opinionated, flawed, and tough as her New England homeland, she's not exactly a teddy ...
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