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The Burgess Boys... by Elizabeth Strout

As a teenager, I was made to read The Catcher in the Rye as part of my required reading for the year. I HATED it—at first. 498 more words

Kathy Reinhart

Review: Olive Kitteridge

Recently I finished reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout  and am half way through her novel, The Burgess Boys. As I read, I am pulled, bodily, into the character’s world. 399 more words


Elizabeth Strout on West of Sunset

From the Basler Zeitung – Elizabeth Strout on Stewart O’Nan’s West of Sunset

Stewart O’Nan is back – and his book, West of Sunset – is an amazement.  322 more words


Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge este un mini serial in 4 parti difuzat de HBO. Este un film dupa cartea omonima a lui Elizabeth Strout, castigatoare a unui Pulitzer. 160 more words


The Burgess Boys

In musical theater, it is widely known that an actor will have a particular strength towards acting, singing, or dancing.  The “Triple Threat“, or one who is exceptional on all of those, is a rare find.  246 more words

Commercial Fiction

Olive Kitteridge, or, honestly, how many horrible people can you fit into a book....

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, tells the life of a difficult woman and her life in a small town in Maine. Olive is unlikeable, changeable, with a horrid temper, but who is given to flashes of wisdom. 388 more words


Ira's First Æbleskivers

“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.”
― Elizabeth Strout