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Olive Kitteridge (Reprint) (Paperback) by Elizabeth Strout

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About the Book



"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").



Book Synopsis



WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah's Book Club pick Olive, Again

"Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her."--USA Today

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Book World - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - Chicago Tribune - Seattle Post-Intelligencer - People - Entertainment Weekly - The Christian Science Monitor - The Plain Dealer - The Atlantic - Rocky Mountain News - Library Journal

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 of Crosby, Maine, 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.

The inspiration for the Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Murray



Review Quotes



"Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff."--USA Today

"Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original. When she's not onstage, we look forward to her return. The book is a page-turner because of her."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch."--Entertainment Weekly

"Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air."--The New Yorker



About The Author



Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Olive, Again, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and NPR; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Orange Prize. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 286
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Format: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2008
TCIN: 11341250
UPC: 9780812971835
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2748
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
20% would recommend
5 recommendations

Very hard to get through.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Happyholidays - 6 months ago
This book was so hard to get through. It was super dull and had no plot. Each chapter was about different characters so you couldn’t really get attached to anyone. It was like seeing the insides of the mind of a “Karen” and how she got that way. Just kind of depressing.
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don't listen to the negative reviews

5 out of 5 stars
sarahh - 2 years ago
This is my favorite book. Olive is a brilliant character.
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Olive Kitteridge - Terrible!

1 out of 5 stars
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goofysurferchick - 3 years ago
Awful. Depressing and boring. Nothing developed. It was about her sad life.
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3 out of 5 stars
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Thor - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Really wanted to like it because it’s a Pulitzer Prize book but I just found it boring and slow
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5 out of 5 stars
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mm - 4 years ago
I highly recommend this book and the second, Olive, Again. Strout has a talent for developing realistic characters quickly.
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NOT FOR ME

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
sal - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
DID NOT ENJOY. DIDN'T FINISH READING.
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