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Olive Kitteridge

Strout, Elizabeth (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Olive Kitteridge


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At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Authors: Strout, Elizabeth
Title: Olive Kitteridge
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, c2008.
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 286 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Includes reader's guide (p. [273]-286).
Originally published in hardcover without the reader's guide: New York : Random House, 2008.
Contents: Pharmacy
Incoming tide
The piano player
A little burst
Starving
A different road
Winter concert
Tulips
Basket of trips
Ship in a bottle
Security
Criminal
River
A reader's guide.
Summary: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 53 76 118 129 133 138 143 149 153 167 182 210 211 216 226 228 242 243 244 245 264
ISBN: 9780812971835
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Report This Jan 09, 2014
  • VPLlen rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The sense of petty self righteousness and anger in the main character made this a depressing read. Not a lot of happiness or joy that I could detect or even any sense of wonder at life. I wondered about half way if I should continue and I did but it wasn't very satisfying.

Report This Dec 29, 2013
  • HannaBanana41 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable to read and a good story to get into. I liked the characters in it.

I enjoyed this style of "short stories" woven together for a novel. Olive Kitteredge is in everyone, beautifully written.

Report This Jan 09, 2013
  • smc01 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Olive Kitteridge is an amazingly well drawn literary character. I will not soon forget her or many of the other people in this small New England town. The book is beautifully written. Authors who can draw you in to characters, and make you care about them in one short chapter, are few and far between. Elizabeth Strout does just that.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • cstein rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Different and artful without being showy or self-conscious.

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  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

Report This Oct 19, 2012
  • dgrace rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book a lot. A cross between Margaret Laurence andn Alice Munro...two of my favourites.

Report This Aug 20, 2012
  • banjodog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Olive Kitteridge is a character whose life touches so many others in this small New England town. The novel is told through short stories focusing on different people living in the town. Beautifully written.

Report This Aug 11, 2012
  • omam rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a great read. It was like reading a series of short stories, but I appreciated the common threads throughout them and the characters that appeared in more than one story. Depressing at times, but probably more true-to-life than most books.

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  • cstein rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. 286p.

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