Olive Kitteridge

by Elizabeth Strout

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Olive Kitteridge | 9781849831550 | Elizabeth Strout

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ISBN:9781849831550

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:09/06/2011 by Simon & Schuster Ltd

Description

The Pulitzer prize-winning novel from the author of the Booker longlisted My Name is Lucy Barton and Olive, Again.

Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, their triumphs and tragedies.

We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and a young man who aches for the mother he lost – and whom Olive comforts by her mere presence, while her own son feels overwhelmed by her complex sensitivities.

A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul, the story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two.

‘Extraordinary … the best novel I’ve read for some time’ David Nicholls

‘As perfect a novel as you will ever read’ Evening Standard

‘These pages hold what life puts in: experience, joy, grief, and the sometimes painful journey to love’ Observer