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Dapto Monday Night Bookclub

Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. 355 more words

Dapto Monday Night Book Club

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You get used to things, he thinks, without getting used to things.

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You started to expect things at a certain age. Harmon knew that. You worried about heart attacks, cancer, the cough that turned into a ferocious pneumonia. 257 more words

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

Inside the music

“Inside the music like this, she understood many things. She understood that Simon was a disappointed man if he needed, at this age, to tell her he had pitied her for years. 123 more words

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

Mr. President

It was a newsmagazine she was reading, something she hadn’t done for quite a while—she turned one page quickly, because she couldn’t stand to look at the president’s face: His close-set eyes, the jut of his chin, the sight offended her viscerally. 79 more words

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

Ack.  This is one of those books that I just didn’t get.  Apparently, it’s longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and named one of the best books of the year by all sorts of prestigious publications.  269 more words

Fiction/Novel

My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout (2016)

It seems as if just about everyone has been reading this book this year, and I, as so often, came rather late to the party. Longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize – … 837 more words

My Name is Lucy Barton

Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize this year, Elizabeth Strout’s daughter-mother novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, was favorably mentioned in the New York Times’  744 more words

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