It won the 2009 pulitzer prize for fiction and was a finalist for the 2008 national book critics. Summary winner 2009 pulitizer prize.
Winner of the pulitzer prize olive kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition its conflicts its tragedies and joys and the endurance it requires.
Olive kitteridge book summary. While olive again is technically a sequel it also works as a standalone novel with characters and story arcs so beautifully realized it doesn. Olive kitteridge summary and study guide. Olive kitteridge is also uncommon in that the novel joins the flow of olive s life in middle age and follows her into old age.
A modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes supersummary offers high quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes characters quotes and essay topics. At the edge of the continent crosby maine may seem like nowhere but seen through this brilliant writer. The abrasive vulnerable title character sometimes stands center stage sometimes plays a supporting role in these 13 sharply observed dramas of small town life from strout abide with me 2006 etc olive kitteridge certainly makes a formidable contrast with her gentle quietly cheerful husband henry from the moment we meet them both in pharmacy which introduces us to several other.
In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before new york times bestselling author elizabeth strout binds together thirteen rich luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel through the presence of one larger than life unforgettable character. 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. Olive kitteridge elizabeth strout 2008 random house 286 pp.
But after oprah announced strout s new book olive again the sequel to her pulitzer prize winning 2008 novel olive kitteridge the question remains. Which should you read first. The story follows the main character olive kitteridge as she deals with the daily life of living in a small town in crosby maine.
It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of crosby maine. It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of crosby maine it takes the form of 13 short stories that are interrelated but discontinuous in terms of narrative. Olive kitteridge olive kitteridge 1 elizabeth strout olive kitteridge 2008 is a novel by american author elizabeth strout.
Olive kitteridge is a novel by author elizabeth strout. Thanks for exploring this supersummary study guide of olive kitteridge by elizabeth strout. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion on olive kitteridge by elizabeth strout.
Olive kitteridge 2008 is a novel by american author elizabeth strout. Olive appears in all thirteen stories in the book in a variety of ways.