Olive Kitteridge: A Novel In Stories

Author: Elizabeth Strout
Homepage 9781849831550

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781849831550
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
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  • : May 2010
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : July 2011
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  • : Paperback
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Description

The Pulitzer prize-winning novel from the author of the Booker longlisted My Name is Lucy Barton

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.

Author description

Elizabeth Strout's tenure as a lawyer (six months) was slightly longer than her career as a stand-up comedian (one night). She has also worked as a bartender, waitress and piano player at bars across the USA. She now teaches literature in New York, where she lives with her husband and daughter.