By Elizabeth Strout
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • THE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND invoice MURRAY
In a voice extra robust and compassionate than ever ahead of, New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth Strout binds jointly 13 wealthy, luminous narratives right into a e-book with the heft of a unique, in the course of the presence of 1 larger-than-life, unforgettable personality: Olive Kitteridge.
on the fringe of the continent, Crosby, Maine, could appear like nowhere, yet obvious via this great writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the entire global, and the lives which are lived there are jam-packed with all the grand human drama–desire, melancholy, jealousy, desire, and love.
from time to time stern, at different instances sufferer, from time to time perceptive, at different instances in unhappy denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the alterations in her little city and on the planet at huge, yet she doesn’t continually realize the alterations in these round her: a living room musician haunted through a earlier romance: a former pupil who has misplaced the need to stay: Olive’s personal grownup baby, who feels tyrannized by means of her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who unearths his loyalty to his marriage either a blessing and a curse.
because the townspeople grapple with their difficulties, light and dire, Olive is dropped at a deeper figuring out of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, yet consistently with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge deals profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the persistence it requires.
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“Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis round which those 13 advanced, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories.”—O: The Oprah journal
“Fiction fans, keep in mind this identify: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll always remember her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her tales with wealthy irony and moments of real shock and extreme emotion. . . . excellent, strong stuff.”—USA Today
“Funny, depraved and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling existence strength, a red-blooded unique. while she’s now not onstage, we glance ahead to her go back. The booklet is a page-turner as a result of her.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Olive Kitteridge nonetheless lingers in reminiscence like a valuable photograph.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Rarely does a narrative assortment pack any such gutsy emotional punch.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Strout animates the normal with remarkable strength. . . . [She] makes us adventure not just the terrors of switch but additionally the terrifying wish that vary can convey: she plunges us into those churning waters and we arise gasping for air.”—The New Yorker
From the Hardcover edition.