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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2008
General Fiction (short stories, interwoven)
270 pages

I really liked this series of stories about a town and its people that could have represented Anytown, U.S.A. I found myself wondering "When/How is Olive going to pop up in this section?" throughout the entire book. Many of the stories were heartbreaking and emotional, and it took me almost two weeks to read it because I could only read one or two at a time. Olive is an interesting character who proves to be an effective tool for meandering through the lives of others. The writing was ...more I really liked this series of stories about a town and its people that could have represented Anytown, U.S.A. I found myself wondering "When/How is Olive going to pop up in this section?" throughout the entire book. Many of the stories were heartbreaking and emotional, and it took me almost two weeks to read it because I could only read one or two at a time. Olive is an interesting character who proves to be an effective tool for meandering through the lives of others. The writing was superb, as in Amy and Isabelle, which I also highly recommend. Will now read anything Strout.

 


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