I loved Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys. This one, I enjoyed. It goes in that category of “gently devastating.” Strout’s accomplishment here is Lucy Barton’s voice. 225 more words
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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
Olive Kitteridge, a deeply empathic and human novel, strives to commeasure human tendencies and social attitudes.
The novel is divided into around ten chapters, each involving different characters but all revolving around one woman, Olive Kitteridge, a stubborn, middle-aged woman who doesn’t exactly like the changes she witnesses in her small town. 1,059 more words