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Olive Kitteridge Review ✓ 102 Tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and 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 reuires From the Hardcover edition. This novel is definitely about Olive Kitteridge who she is who she was and most importantly the who that she sees within herselfHer story is told through a series of connected stories friends neighbours past students people she knows in passing It is interesting and oh so intriguing that many people view her from so many different perspectives yet there are also common threads of viewpointMany of the stories are not about Olive Kitteridge at all yet she moves in and out of each story sometimes as a presence to be reckoned with sometimes like a wraith sometimes as someone who is or was feared sometimes as someone to be pitied or even scornedElizabeth Strout s writing is confident and strong as are some of her characters She allows us to feel the full impact of these character s personalities On the surface these are people we could meet and experience in our everyday lives Elizabeth Strout takes us on a journey that skims the surface and then takes us deeper and deeper into the characters their thoughts feelings the inner lives where all is definitely not as it appears at first glanceThe psychological depths are fascinating because although the spotlight shines on one or two characters per chapter or story it is often in how others respond or react to them that we gain the most insight And it is those insights that gave me further insight into myself and my own family and friendsAlthough this is primarily Olive Kitteridge s story it illustrates so well that no matter how isolated one feels or lonely or oppressed or confused or blissfully oblivious not one of us is an island The world the people in it we are all in motion and that motion has impact ours on others and others on usThis is a novel whose stories can be found everywhere and we are so fortunate that Elizabeth Strout s gift brings us that realization but also envelopes us in our shared humanity and tells us it is okay to be who we are and to continue growing into who we want to be

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Olive Kitteridge Review ✓ 102 In a voice 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 Olive KitteridgeAt the edge of the continent Crosby Maine may seem like nowhere but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes it’s in essence the whole world and the lives that are lived there are fil. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge struck me so deeply So let me start by just saying this book was awesome Appreciating the reasons why however reuired from me considerable introspection The subtlety of its beauty is indeed the mark of a great novelI came to this book reluctantly and I m not sure why anything with a Pulitzer usually draws me like a bear to honey but perhaps it was due to the structure I m not a fan by nature of the novel in stories format Sure I loved A Visit from the Goon Suad but that was the exception proving the rule for me To make matters worse here the first chapter in Olive Kitteridge introduces us to the title character and she s just not a very nice person at least where her treatment of her husband is concerned Strout s use of the novel in stories form however is pitch perfect for the fundamental story she tells She introduces us to a title character who appears to be considerably less than worthy as the subject of an entire novel Then through the use of deeply honest and insightful chapters about nearly unrelated characters she paints a picture of this character that is infinitely richer than I originally assumed And here is the beauty of Strout s use of this form she lead me to discover that the assumptions I d made about a complex human being as each inherently is were necessarily as narrow as the context of their formulation Strout s character development is a subject worthy of a college course Throughout Olive Kitteridge she introduces us to characters whose situations resonate and whose responses to those situations are as believable as they are often maddening And through it all Olive Kitteridge s impact on those characters and their lives comes peeking through again and again until I begin to realize Wow this woman for whom I didn t care so much has had a profoundly positive impact on her world And this I think brings us to the real genius behind Elizabeth Strout s work in Olive Kitteridge She has taken the novel in stories and used it to introduce us to the many diverse and far flung characters upon whose disparate lives her title character has imparted some bit of change some bit of love or wisdom or influence and in doing so Strout has shown that we are infinitely complex creatures who no matter how long or short our duration on this plane will leave change in our wake The character Olive Kitteridge was recognizable as much for her inherent nobility as for her glaring flaws and she reminded me of this Though people are complicated often less than noble always imperfect creatures each of us has profound significance in this world And for that wonderful bit of enlightenment I ll never forget her As did Winter Wheat this book altered my view of humanity and for that I feel both oddly indebted she is make believe after all to Olive Kitteridge and deeply grateful for the work of Elizabeth Strout Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? 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 Olive KitteridgeAt the Behind the Mountain edge of the continent Crosby Maine may seem like nowhere but seen through this brilliant writer’s Addiction eyes it’s in Harry Gruyaert essence the whole world and the lives that are lived there are fil. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge struck me so deeply So let me start by just saying this book was awesome Appreciating the reasons why however reuired from me considerable introspection The subtlety of its beauty is indeed the mark of a great novelI came to this book reluctantly and I m not sure why anything with a Pulitzer usually draws me like a bear to honey but perhaps it was due to the structure I m not a fan by nature of the novel in stories format Sure I loved A Visit from the Goon Suad but that was the Burning Central Coven 2 exception proving the rule for me To make matters worse here the first chapter in Olive Kitteridge introduces us to the title character and she s just not a very nice person at least where her treatment of her husband is concerned Strout s use of the novel in stories form however is pitch perfect for the fundamental story she tells She introduces us to a title character who appears to be considerably less than worthy as the subject of an A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan entire novel Then through the use of deeply honest and insightful chapters about nearly unrelated characters she paints a picture of this character that is infinitely richer than I originally assumed And here is the beauty of Strout s use of this form she lead me to discover that the assumptions I d made about a complex human being as Secret Sins each inherently is were necessarily as narrow as the context of their formulation Strout s character development is a subject worthy of a college course Throughout Olive Kitteridge she introduces us to characters whose situations resonate and whose responses to those situations are as believable as they are often maddening And through it all Olive Kitteridge s impact on those characters and their lives comes peeking through again and again until I begin to realize Wow this woman for whom I didn t care so much has had a profoundly positive impact on her world And this I think brings us to the real genius behind Elizabeth Strout s work in Olive Kitteridge She has taken the novel in stories and used it to introduce us to the many diverse and far flung characters upon whose disparate lives her title character has imparted some bit of change some bit of love or wisdom or influence and in doing so Strout has shown that we are infinitely complex creatures who no matter how long or short our duration on this plane will leave change in our wake The character Olive Kitteridge was recognizable as much for her inherent nobility as for her glaring flaws and she reminded me of this Though people are complicated often less than noble always imperfect creatures A Wedding in Hell each of us has profound significance in this world And for that wonderful bit of Lee Child CD Audiobook Bundle enlightenment I ll never forget her As did Winter Wheat this book altered my view of humanity and for that I feel both oddly indebted she is make believe after all to Olive Kitteridge and deeply grateful for the work of Elizabeth Strout

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Olive Kitteridge Review ✓ 102 Led with all of the grand human drama–desire despair jealousy hope and love 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 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. Olive Kitteridge is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of stories that constitute a novel They are not as closely woven together as the multi generational tales in works by Louise Erdrich another writer who likes to collect small parts into a larger whole but Strout has put together a compelling portrait of a small town I was reminded of Spoon River as we learn some of the secrets each of the main characters protects Lake Wobegon came to mind as well It most resembles Winesburg Ohio Sherwood Anderson s joined tales of alienation in small town America Olive Kitteridge is the organizational core connecting the thirteen stories She appears in each one sometimes as a primary character sometimes as a secondary and in others by one of the characters referring to her Elizabeth Strout from her fans FB siteLoneliness was the predominant theme in the town of Crosby Maine loneliness or the fear of it Most of the stories touch on relationships sagging empty or gone getting through emotional hard times and wondering if it is all worth the effort There is a chilly New England sensibility here characters that are unable to move past their stiff upper lips Communication is guarded often absent but always made manifest in actions if not words Some succumb to their worst impulses others find their way through to some sort of reconciliation with life s travails Yet hope pops up just as freuently like crocuses in March Frances McDormand as Olive from a NY Times article on the actressOlive journeys through her trials her marriage her relationship with her son her potential marital digression She seems clueless as to her effect on others and can be glaringly harsh while displaying the capacity for kindness and understandingThe writing is brilliant taut dense a torte and thus a joy A short story writer s talent for telling large amounts in small spaces repeated 13 times Personally I felt the tales had maybe a bit too much resonance I recognized emotions if not always specific situations and yeah some specific situations too that I have experienced and saw through the eyes of a third party experiences that were likely to have been a part of the history of people in my life Is it a good thing that a writer can make you suirm through such recognitionOlive grows as a character gaining some self awareness softening some hard edges finding some light in a dark place November 2019 I just re read Olive in anticipation of reading the seuel This book blew me away on the second reading too Here s my review of Olive AgainEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter and FB pagesThe facebook link is to a fan site not to Strout herselfHere is the Official Site for the HBO productionA nice profile of Strout on Wiki11314 I saw the 1st episode of the HBO series and later saw the rest dazzling Must see


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  • Kindle Edition
  • 288
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • English
  • 08 August 2020
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