Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author of the Oprahs Book Club pickOlive, Again

Fiction lovers, remember this name:Olive Kitteridge…. Youll never forget her. (USA Today)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKOF 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 doesnt 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; Olives 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 Kitteridgeoffers 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

Author: Elizabeth Strout
Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Duration: 12 hours 2 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

sage nervous

I often have difficulty with books that dont have a clear, positive protagonist. Olive is painfully oblivious to her own cold rudeness but occasionally rises to great compassion. A frustrating gal to be our protagonist.
I recommend the book to those with patience for complex souls who are not always easy to be around.