Thanks for exploring this supersummary study guide of olive kitteridge by elizabeth strout. This book was a group read for my meetup group and overall i think successful.
A penetrating vibrant exploration of the human soul the story of olive kitteridge will make you laugh nod in recognition wince in pain and shed a tear or two.
Olive kitteridge book synopsis. Olive kitteridge olive kitteridge 1 elizabeth strout olive kitteridge 2008 is a novel by american author elizabeth strout. Though she was a math teacher before she and henry retired she s not exactly patient with shy young people or anyone else. Olive again by elizabeth strout ten years after her pulitzer prize winning olive kitteridge elizabeth strout returns to the town of crosby maine where ornery olive is learning about.
The town of crosby maine in which elizabeth strout set her acclaimed story sequence cum novel olive kitteridge and now sets this sequel olive again lies on a beautiful stretch of coast. Olive kitteridge summary and study guide. It isn t a book i would have chosen for myself but one overall i did quite like.
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. While olive again is technically a sequel it also works as a standalone novel with characters and story arcs so beautifully realized it doesn. But after oprah announced strout s new book olive again the sequel to her pulitzer prize winning 2008 novel olive kitteridge the question remains.
Olive kitteridge is a novel by author elizabeth strout. 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 denizens of crosby maine. The story follows the main character olive kitteridge as she deals with the daily life of living in a small town in crosby maine.
This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion on olive kitteridge by elizabeth strout. Olive appears in all thirteen stories in the book in a variety of ways. It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of crosby maine.
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. Which should you read first.