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ISBN: 1423350057 / ISBN-13: 9781423350057

Olive Kitteridge

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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

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Overall customer rating: 4.539
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. More

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. More

emmarenee1986

Enthralled from page 1

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 ... More

lovesbooks46

Pulitzer????

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. More

NofellasNovellas

Very well written

by NofellasNovellas on Dec 17, 2009

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. More

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JeffwithaJ

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 ... More

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