Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Well Read Books Amador

$7.99 

Used trade paperback.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive's own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.

As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life--sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge  offers profound insights into the human condition--its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.