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Amy and Isabelle

Because if everyone just turns out like their mother, then what’s the rat’s-ass point?”

Elizabeth Strout is one of the few writers who has mastered the art of writing about difficult women we loathe but love to read about.

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Books And Essays

Book Review: Olive Kitteridge

Is it a novel? Is it a book of short stories? Personally, I have it filed on my bookshelves in the short stories section, but you could really go either way with this Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Elizabeth Strout. 998 more words


20 Books of Summer Wrap Up!

Well, that’s it for another year folks, 20 Books of Summer is officially over.

So how did you all do?

Better than me I hope! 375 more words

The 746

Olive Kitteridge

This novel is a compendium of short stories in which Olive Kitteridge, a retired teacher in small town Crosby, Maine, plays a spectrum of roles in the lives of her family and neighbors . 300 more words

Book Review

Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout 2008 Simon & Schuster

A 5 star read and safe to say I am officially now an Elizabeth Strout fan, so I am struggling to grasp that this superb book was first published in 2008 and I only discovered this author in May 17! 303 more words


Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge by American author Elizabeth Strout, had many favorable reviews from our book club. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 and it was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award, so it’s definitely worth reading the entire book, which is really a very small book at 270 pages compared to a lot of the books our book club has selected in the past. 380 more words


A novel-in-stories

Three weeks till launch of my second novel ‘The Crystal Ballroom’, a novel-in-stories.

So what is a novel-in-stories? One famous example  is Elizabeth Strout’s Pullitzer Prize-winning ‘Olive Kitteridge’. 371 more words