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OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009 is a different kind of book, a series of short stories that are “discontinuous in time” … 210 more words

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TV Trailer: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray in 'Olive Kitteridge'

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are Alright)Olive Kitteridge is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by  Elizabeth Strout. It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine. 45 more words


Gusts of wind were now swooping in all directions, so that the bay looked like a blue and white crazily frosted cake, peaks rising one way, then another.

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Little Bursts

Olive’s private view is that life depends on what she thinks of as “big bursts” and “little bursts.” Big bursts are things like marriage or children, intimacies that keep you afloat, but these big bursts hold dangerous, unseen currents. 416 more words


Olive Kitteridge at Venice: An Our Town for Our Time

Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko from playwright Jane Anderson’s script, is adapted from Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction. It stars Frances McDormand as Olive, Richard Jenkins as her husband Henry, John Gallagher Jr. 1,716 more words

Harmon walked along, leaving his car at the marina, the air like a cold washcloth on his face. Each of his sons had been his favorite child.

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"Referential" by Lorrie Moore

“Do you think of me when you look at the black capillaries of the trees at night?” – Lorrie Moore, Referential

With that line, Lorrie Moore’s story of a woman and her troubled son found that place inside of me where lingering thoughts live.

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