Book Discussion Questions: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. You fall in love with her husband because he is so kind. The novel, published earlier this month, is the sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 book, Olive Kitteridge. di Lelaebo', seguita da 915 persone su Pinterest. At the same time, a nonlinear storyline, jumping about over a span perhaps of 25 years. Some stories have the faintest mention of Olive while in others she impacts with the overbearing resolve of a woman that is determined to get what she wants. You don’t have to love Olive Kitteridge to love. I'm about half way through and can anyone tell me is there some hope in the end? It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine. . On Pulitzer Award day, I finished Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, a book of interlocking vignettes starting an unforgettable title character who I will savor for awhile. but no, i wasn't missing anything (except for maybe hours of my life). The story follows the main character, Olive Kitteridge, as she deals with the daily life of living in a small town in Crosby, Maine. All the senses deftly deployed in the description of action. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, 9781849831550, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. No reconhecimento que estamos ligados uns aos outros? I thought about how I have perceptions of others are work or in my neighborhood, but I usually talk about them instead of to them. Read 19 849 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Or sometimes it didn't go away but got squeezed into something tiny, and hung like a piece of tinsel in the back of your mind.”, “What young people didn't know, she thought, lying down beside this man, his hand on her shoulder, her arm; oh, what young people did not know. Every year I grow giddy with anticipation for the Pulitzer announcement. There's a lesson to be learned here in how lost people are in their own misery and don't recognize or realize there is help and medication for depression. She just couldn't show it or accept/recognize how her harshness affected others. Much recommended. closer to 60 and have been married 34 years, I'm guessing I'm the perfect demographic for this book. It made me think about our connectedness and how important those relationships are, and how sometimes people have this perception about us or we have a perception about them that may not be accurate. What is the value of such stor. I never thought: depressing like a lot of people seem to experience the book. Olive, Again is in similar format. Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including: “You couldn't make yourself stop feeling a certain way, no matter what the other person did. This Pulitzer Prize winning book has mostly good but mixed reviews, and I can understand that It wouldn't appeal to everyone. Title: Olive Kitteridge Author: Elizabeth Strout Page Count: 286 Genre: Novel-in-stories Tone: Leisurely, haunting, character-driven No, if love was available, one chose it, or didn't chose it. Those who stay afloat, regardless of life, Olive Kitteridge is opinionated, domineering, judgemental, interfering and needy. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Olive Kitteridge: Fiction. The thirteen stories in the book are centered around Olive Kitteridge the lead character. Spare & deep, each character complicated & interesting. 28-dic-2014 - Esplora la bacheca "Olive Kitteridge." I really liked this book not because it was well written, but because it made me think about my own life and examine some of the decisions I've made and the people I've interacted with. Olive spends most of her time bitter and sad. . It's difficult to read it and not recognise some aspect of your own life in its infinitely wise pages. Peut-être à travers les yeux des habitants de la petite ville du # Maine où elle vit? However, if you're reading the Kindle version of the book, it's worth noting that the book actually ends with the story 'River' - the chapter that follows it, 'Burgess Boys', is, in fact, offered as an introduction to Strout's 2013 novel, 'The Burgess Boys', though the publishers make no effort to make this distinction clear. These stories are set in coastal Maine. You are a character I despise and love at the same time. Paperback $12.28 $ 12. And while this isn't the sort of book that would have usually jumped at me (no sentient mushrooms, existentialism or bombastic event involving dark handsome strangers, feh! Na exatidão e clarividência da escrita? Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Olive follows upon Winesburg Ohio by Sinclair Lewis, Main Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garlin, Village by Robert McAlmon and many others. A Best Book of 2008 by People • USA Today • The Atlantic • The Washington Post Book World • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Entertainment Weekly • … aren't small towns supposed to be all about people knowing each other and supporting each other and all that? Moreover, it is a novel of stories. I am not generally attracted to the short story, but this is not truly of that genre. You fall in love with her husband because he is so kind. . ), I trust Julie's taste almost implicitly - so when a copy of "Olive Kitteridge" winked at me from the shelf of Cheap Thrills (oh my god, do I miss my tiny, cramped, amazing used bookstore! 170 quotes from Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1): ‘You couldn't make yourself stop feeling a certain way, no matter what the other person did. (Taken from the short story 'Pharmacy'). Na exatidão e clarividência da escrita? Olive follows upon Winesburg Ohio by Sinclair Lewis, Main Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garlin, Village by Robert McAlmon and many others. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I’ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout’s, first and foremost, i would like to congratulate myself for finishing this. Start by marking “Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Olive Kitteridge is the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout. When I first started reading about Olive in Olive Kitteridge, I didn’t like her so much, but after getting to know her, I … . I never thought: depressing like a lot of people seem to experience the book. Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout MY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ PUBLISHER Random House PUBLISHED March 25, 2008 Olive Kitteridge is emotionally powerful, lyrical and hard to forget. Though titled Olive Kitterigde after the matronly, retired math teacher with a rather brusque side , quite a few of the 13 interrelated stories are about other folks who share the same hometown of Crosby, Maine wit, This Pulitzer Prize winning book has mostly good but mixed reviews, and I can understand that It wouldn't appeal to everyone. They did not know that lumpy, aged, and wrinkled bodies were as needy as their own young, firm ones, that love was not to be tossed away carelessly . These are ordinary people living ordinary lives, yet they they are so fascinating in their strengths and flaws, in their hopes and disappointments. I thought: realistic, honest, sad. Elizabeth Strout's talent in noticing the little things about people's lives, the things left unsaid as much as said, is what makes this collection of interconnected short stories special. But, I am left wondering what nutritional value I got out of this. Olive is the woman whose cold, offensive manner is an embarassment, Henry is the man whose expression always seems to be carrying an apology about his wife’s behavior. Olive is ever present, even fleetingly,to tie the people to her in some manner. might be the first time I wish I could give zero stars. What has remained with me, though, is how much I love Olive Kitteridge. . IMO Olive's realistic and frank perspective is more exciting to me than someone who's a Pollyanna. The first story was interesting and I felt I had gotten to know Henry, but then it was over and the second story seemed to have little to do with the first. Strout develops her characters and vividly describes her small town leaving the emotions raw. Olive Kitteridge might be described by some as a battle axe or as brilliantly pushy, by others as the kindest person they had ever met. And with that, my review. Ou noutro? Oh Olive. At the end of Olive Kitteridge, published 11 years ago, we left her in her 70s, lying on a bed alongside a man, Jack, widowed like her, and as “old, big and sagging” as she was. Just this: Olive joins the ranks of depressing small town short stories, a long-running theme in American literature, so much so that it is almost a genre in itself. This book should come with a, don't know if it was me being meditative or moody or under the sobering influence of the recession, but i found this absolutely gorgeous book SO DAMN SAD. 28 $17.00 $17.00. You fall in love with her husband because he is so kind. ― Elizabeth Strout, quote from Olive Kitteridge “What young people didn't know, she thought, lying down beside this man, his hand on her shoulder, her arm; oh, what young people did not know. EXCERPT: For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summertime roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before he turned off to where the wider road led to the pharmacy. I think the biggest compliment I can pay is that though its characters are fictional, they felt absolutely real to me. Welcome back. Nice-scary, though. Yes, I questioned whether there could be that much woe, sometimes ... but fell on the side of yes, there could be, there is, it's just that it's so ugly and scary sometimes we don't look or talk about it. Or having an only child who moves away and ignores you? The fictional Olive Kitteridge is a no nonsense, watered-down, palatable version of my own mother. The novel provides 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.. Eventually the feeling went away because others came along. Book 1 of 2: Olive Kitteridge | by Elizabeth Strout | Sep 30, 2008. March 25th 2008 The best novel I've read since joining Goodreads is. 1-16 of 123 results for "olive kitteridge by elizabeth strout" Olive Kitteridge. This was a beautiful book, with a wonderful ending. Refresh and try again. This short e-book is a guide for group discussions about the novel. I plan to read it immediately. I, however liked her because I saw warmth, committment and love deep inside her. This novel is definitely about Olive Kitteridge: who she is, who she was, and most importantly, the “who” that she sees within herself. . Maybe because you are so real. . I didn't find it to be a depressing m. I watched the mini series and thought it was excellent. Retired now, he still wakes early and remembers how mornings used to be his favourite, as though the world were his secret, tires rumbling softly beneath him and the light emerging throug, EXCERPT: For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summertime roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before he turned off to where the wider road led to the pharmacy. In addition to being a great writer, Strout is a lovely person. This story is told in a series of short stories that sometimes feature Olive, but most of the time she appears briefly in a conversation or in the background somewhere. Gawd, all these comments are telling me something about myself. (POLL BALLOT) Olive Kitteridge / Elizabeth Strout - 4****, Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout 2.5/5, Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out in October. I though. there are, let's see, at least two suicides but it might be three, three deaths but it might be more (one the death of a very young person), intolerably sad aging folks, a myriad broken relationships, and a ton of god-awful loneliness. I have intended to read Olive Kitteridge for a long time but was compelled to read it now by receiving an ARC for its sequel, Olive, Again, from NetGalley. There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. She had delivered the baby in the backseat of her car; her car had been parked on the front lawn of Marlene Bonney's house. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Elizabeth Strout has penned a beautiful book, which has left me deeply pensive and tearful. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition--its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. I'm wondering if anyone else felt that way. Marlene was having a baby shower for her daughter, and Olive had not wanted … . But here they were, and Olive pictured two slices of Swiss cheese pressed together, such holes they brought to this union--what pieces life took out of you.”, National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Fiction (2008), Premi Llibreter de narrativa for Altres literatures (2010). Her husband Henry is gentle, timid and kind. Olive is rarely the focal point, but she acts as a … Or sometimes it didn't go away but got squeezed into something tiny, and hung like a piece of tinsel in the back of your mind.”, “What young people didn't know, she thought, lying down beside this man, his hand on her shoulder, her arm; oh, what young people did not know. Embeds herself into my heart find substance in the fictional town of Crosby Maine! 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