Olive, Again




      Olive, Again
1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is a compelling life force San Francisco Chronicle The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force, and she has never done so clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace. New Download [ Olive, Again ] By [ Elizabeth Strout ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University of Charlotte.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Olive, Again
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • English
  • 27 May 2017
  • 0812996542

10 thoughts on “ Olive, Again

  1. Angela M says:

    Elizabeth Strout is such a keen observer of human nature, of our shared condition and she reminds us that life is full of a struggle of some kind for pretty much all of us In Crosby, Maine you ll find characters dealing with loneliness, infidelity, alcoholism, sickness, aging, death, regrets, so many regrets Thankfully, there also is friendship and love and empathy that Olive Kittridge finds within herself to give, because the truths about life are dauntingly sad at times More than once I sto Elizabeth Strout is such a keen observer of human nature, of our shared condition and she reminds us that life is full of a struggle of some kind for pretty much all of us In Crosby, Maine you ll find characters dealing with loneliness, infidelity, alcoholism, sickness, aging, death, regrets, s...

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    Powerful emotional truthfulness and unforgettable narrative Brilliant novel Olive was aware of ludicrous behaviors unspeakable things spoken but what she did not understand is why she and her son, Christopher should walk into old age with a high and horrible wall between them Olive could be blunt, forthright, frank, and candid She had strong opinions and judgements she hated people who were late. etc I happened to feel as strong as Olive did about a scene at a baby shower A thi Powerful emotional truthfulness and unforgettable narrative Brilliant novel Olive was aware of ludicrous behaviors unspeakable things spoken but what she did not understand is why she and her son, Christopher should walk into old age with a high and horrible wall between them Olive could be blunt, forthright, frank, and candid She had strong opinions and judgements she hated people who were late. etc I happened to feel as strong as Olive did about a scene at a baby shower A third gift was presented to Marlene s daughter, and Olive distinctly felt distress She could not imagine how long it would take this child to unwrap every goddamn gift on the table and put the ribbons ...

  3. Peter says:

    Introspection Olive, Again is a novel that is boldly observant, honest and searches for apperception The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry s death Olive is a littleintrospective on how she as a person, her behaviour and relationships have transpired as she ages into her eighties, especially as she experiences loss and loneliness Two years after Henry s death, Olive starts a relationship with Jack Kennison, which is touching and meaning Introspection Olive, Again is a novel that is boldly observant, honest and searches for apperception The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry s death Olive is a littleintrospective on how she as a person, her behaviour and relationships have transpired as she ages into her eighties, especially ...

  4. Debbie says:

    In a knot, in a knot Scrunching, twisting, sighing instead of hopping on my pogo stick It just didn t do me like the last one did sung in a bluesy voice Oh, this book is good, very good, a 4 star read in fact, and it s sitting on my 2019 Runners Up shelf as nice and happy as it can be So it s nuts to sound so disappointed It s just that the magic wasn t there like it was in Olive Kitteridge, the moments when the words and the sentences dance in my head and turn me into a crazed pogo sticke In a knot, in a knot Scrunching, twisting, sighing instea...

  5. Debra says:

    Olive, Olive, Olivewhat can I say, she is quite the character as are most of the characters in this book I think it is essential to read the first book in this series Olive Kitteridge to fully appreciate this book As with the first book, this book is told through not only Olive s story but various people who live in Crosby, Maine and have some form of interaction with Olive.Olive is perceived by those in her community as being odd She s a tough old broad who speaks her mind, can often Olive, Olive, Olivewhat can I say, she is quite the character as are most of the characters in this book I think it is essential to read the first book in this series Olive Kitteridge to fully appreciate this book As with the first book, this bo...

  6. Carol says:

    Olive thinks everything is crap or does she Elizabeth Strout is back and so is the memorable curmudgeon Olive Kitteridge Somewhat older now and heavier, but she s still formidable with her forthright personality and smart mouth tell it like it is comments that seem to explode out of her. Everyone in Crosby, Maine whether visitor or resident seem to have a truckload of major problems in their life, and they all seem to know or are connected to Olive in one way or another. The format of Olive thinks everything is crap or does she Elizabeth Strout is back and so is the memorable curmudgeon Oli...

  7. Zoeytron says:

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Olive Kitteridge is a difficult woman, formidable and even harsh at times One who says what she thinks and lets the chips fall where they may It would be fair to say she is not universally liked, referred to by some as that old bag The indignities of aging are front and center In her 80 s now, Olive reflects on the effect of bad memories that follow you through life, profound loneliness, becoming invisible These interwoven storie Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Olive Kitteridge is a difficult woman, formidable and even harsh at times One who says what she th...

  8. Tammy says:

    Crotchety, stubborn, judgmental and ultimately empathetic to others Olive, I have missed you Just like Olive, herself, these interlinked stories are surprising, unsettling, humorous, and very human The struggles with loss,...

  9. Cheri says:

    Olive has not changed much since I last spent time in her company, she is still the same opinionated, domineering, judgmental, interfering and needy woman, but time has passed Time without her husband, Henry, whose quiet, gentle ways and willingness to see the good in people no longer softened the bitterness in their home since his passing, but it is also only in his death that she seems to begin to recognize the value of his ways in her life As in Olive Kitteridge, the characters that populat Olive has not changed much since I last spent time in her company, she is still the ...

  10. JanB says:

    For those who loved Olive Kitteridge, as I did, have no fear Olive is still Olive And for those who have loved Strout s previous books, a few characters make an appearance in this one Olive is still the crusty, prickly, and judgmental woman who says what she thinks But, she s mellowing Perhaps it s the indignities of aging, or the fact that at her age the losses mount up quickly, but Olive takes a long hard look at herself and doesn t always like what she sees As Olive deals with the harsh For those who loved Olive Kitteridge, as I did, have no fear Olive is still Olive And for those who have loved Strout s previous books, a few characters make an appearance in this one Olive is still the crusty, prickly, and judgmental woman who says what she thinks But, she s mellowing Perhaps it s the indignities of aging, or the fact that at her age the losses mount up quickly, but Olive takes a long hard look at herself and doesn t always like what she sees As Olive deals with the harsh realities of getting older, she must also face some harsh truths about herself There s a particularly poignant momen...

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