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My Name is Lucy Barton (Strout)

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


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

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is getting quite a lot of recognition at the moment and in my opinion, most deservedly so. This is the second novel of hers that I’ve read. 463 more words

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Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; 2008

The book took A LOT out of me. Olive Kitteridge is a collection of short stories about the residents of Crosby, a small town in Maine. 322 more words


Between the Pages: Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)

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

A Higher Revelation

My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Exquisite is the word I kept thinking of when I read this book – small, finely detailed, precise, beautiful.

Lucy lies in her hospital bed, desperately missing her two young daughters. 228 more words