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Olive Kitteridge | [Elizabeth Strout]

Olive Kitteridge

At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama - desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.
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At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama - desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.

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 and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s 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 Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition - its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in the Letters, Drama and Music category

©2008 Elizabeth Strout (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Karen Tucson, Az, United States 12-05-12
    Karen Tucson, Az, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Olive Kitteridge the most enjoyable?

    The story itself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry, Olive's husband. Despite Olive, he was cheerful to the end.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    Her change of voice for the different characters and the emotion in that voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Olive's Overly Structured Life


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    Jess West Orange, NJ, United States 11-17-12
    Jess West Orange, NJ, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2012

    Former English major who loves to read.

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    I really enjoyed these stories woven beautifully together. I don't understand the complaints about the narrator!! i thought she did a wonderful job. Worth all the praise.


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