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Hope #ElizabethStrout #Hope

“She remembered what hope was, and this was it. That inner churning that moves you forward, plows you through life the way the boats plowed the shiny water, the way the plane was plowing forward to a place new, and where she was needed.” 93 more words


Grateful #ElizabethStrout

-She’s a pretty girl. Tim met her whe he was driving around the country following some band. I guess people just follow this band around, Fish or Pish. 48 more words

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

People manage

-Sometimes it seems like you can’t win.

-You can’t win – Henry said. “You do your best”.


She had been through some things, in her life, but never mind. 44 more words


Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel, recently made into a film, is set in a small New England town by the edge of the Atlantic.  It doesn’t tell the story of Olive Kitteridge in a conventional way, but shows her character and life tangentially, through a series of portraits of her family, and of the people who live in the town. 450 more words

Book Reviews

Best of the Book Club 2016, 'A Boy Called Christmas/The Girl Who Saved Christmas' & Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

This month we chose between our top picks of 2016 and three new ones (all choices listed below this time). The overwhelming winners were  A Boy Called Christmas/The Girl Who Saved Christmas  362 more words

What We're Reading


He wanted to put his arms around her, but she had a darkness that seemed to stand beside her like an acquaintance that would not go away. 145 more words