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“It’s tremendously hard work. Yes, I love arranging the words and having them fall on the ear the right way and you know you’re not quite there and you’re redoing it and redoing it and there’s a wonderful thrill to it.

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Olive Kitteridge: I’m just wild about Henry and Henry is wild about...

I’m just wild about Henry and Henry is wild about:

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was a worldwide… 210 more words

Single In Marin

A Few of My Favorite Things but Mostly Books

Cats. Reading. Clothes from Gap. These are a few of my favorite things.

It would be safe to say that most people come to me for book recommendations, and I usually let them down with a “let me think about it and get back to you” reply. 913 more words

Ann Brashares

Compassionate Abiding

There is only one area of my life where I exhibit OCD tendencies. My kitchen table is semi-covered with a cloth (so the cat wouldn’t slip off) and miscellaneous notes and magazines. 477 more words

Books, Journaling, Wedding, Country

TV Review: I Need To Talk About HBO's Olive Kitteridge

I’m going to be thinking about Olive Kitteridge for a long time to come.

The name has been on my radar ever since the book, written by Elizabeth Strout, won the Pulitzer Prize back in 2009. 879 more words


Elizabeth Strout's Burgess Boys and Sonnet No 9

Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys (2013, Random House 2013)

This was a good book to read in New York City, as the action is divided between Manhattan and a small town in Maine. 425 more words


Letting Go of the Olive in Us

I reluctantly watched the HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge. The book on which the series is based is one of my favorite books. I have such a distinct image of Olive in my head, I didn’t know if I could deal with someone else’s perspective on Olive. 866 more words