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 robust and compassionate than ever earlier than, New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth Strout binds jointly 13 wealthy, luminous narratives right into a e-book with the heft of a singular, 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 noticeable via this magnificent writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the complete global, and the lives which are lived there are choked with all the grand human drama–desire, depression, jealousy, desire, and love.
now and then stern, at different occasions sufferer, from time to time perceptive, at different instances in unhappy denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the adjustments in her little city and on this planet at huge, yet she doesn’t continually realize the alterations in these round her: a front room musician haunted via a previous romance: a former pupil who has misplaced the desire to stay: Olive’s personal grownup baby, who feels tyrannized through 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 delivered to 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.
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“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 fans, 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 severe emotion. . . . excellent, robust stuff.”—USA Today
“Funny, depraved and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling lifestyles strength, a red-blooded unique. whilst she’s no longer onstage, we glance ahead to her go back. The publication is a page-turner due to her.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Olive Kitteridge nonetheless lingers in reminiscence like a valuable photograph.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Rarely does a narrative assortment pack this sort of gutsy emotional punch.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Strout animates the normal with extraordinary strength. . . . [She] makes us adventure not just the terrors of swap but in addition the terrifying desire that vary can convey: she plunges us into those churning waters and we arise gasping for air.”—The New Yorker
From the Hardcover edition.