By Elizabeth Strout
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • THE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND invoice MURRAY
In a voice extra strong and compassionate than ever sooner than, New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth Strout binds jointly 13 wealthy, luminous narratives right into a e-book with the heft of a unique, during the presence of 1 larger-than-life, unforgettable personality: Olive Kitteridge.
on the fringe of the continent, Crosby, Maine, could seem like nowhere, yet visible via this outstanding writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the entire global, and the lives which are lived there are packed with the entire grand human drama–desire, melancholy, jealousy, desire, and love.
from time to time stern, at different occasions sufferer, from time to time perceptive, at different instances in unhappy denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the alterations in her little city and on this planet at huge, yet she doesn’t regularly realize the alterations in these round her: a front room musician haunted via a previous romance: a former pupil who has misplaced the need to reside: Olive’s personal grownup baby, who feels tyrannized via her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who reveals his loyalty to his marriage either a blessing and a curse.
because the townspeople grapple with their difficulties, light and dire, Olive is dropped at a deeper realizing of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, yet consistently with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge bargains profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the persistence it requires.
NAMED the most effective BOOK OF THE 12 months BY
People • united states this day • The Atlantic • The Washington publish ebook global • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • leisure Weekly • The Christian technological know-how computer screen • San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • San Antonio Express-News • Chicago Tribune • The Wall highway Journal
“Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis round which those 13 complicated, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories.”—O: The Oprah journal
“Fiction fanatics, bear in mind this identify: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll always remember her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her tales with wealthy irony and moments of actual shock and extreme emotion. . . . wonderful, strong stuff.”—USA Today
“Funny, depraved and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling lifestyles strength, a red-blooded unique. whilst she’s now not onstage, we glance ahead to her go back. The ebook is a page-turner due to her.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Olive Kitteridge nonetheless lingers in reminiscence like a precious photograph.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Rarely does a narrative assortment pack the sort of gutsy emotional punch.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Strout animates the standard with marvelous strength. . . . [She] makes us adventure not just the terrors of switch but additionally the terrifying wish that modify can carry: she plunges us into those churning waters and we arise gasping for air.”—The New Yorker
From the Hardcover edition.