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Olive Kitteridge


"New York Times" bestselling author Strout binds together 13 rich, luminous narratives through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Sharon M

Difficult reading to follow, but worth it

by Sharon M on Oct 26, 2014

Prize winning novel Obviously well used, but still in reasonable condition Not an easy story to follow, but worth it.

Sandra B

great book

by Sandra B on Jun 28, 2012

This is part of my effort to read some good books (Nobel Prize writer) and it is a great book. I recommend it.

Frances J
by Frances J on 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.


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by emmarenee1986 on Sep 11, 2010

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.



by lovesbooks46 on Dec 20, 2009

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.

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Which literary characters speak the loudest to you?

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 ... Read more

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