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The Resource Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Label
Olive Kitteridge
Title
Olive Kitteridge
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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: Olive Kitteridge. At 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 filled 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 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 requires
Summary
The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
232571
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strout, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retired women
  • Women teachers
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043148149
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
270 p.
Isbn
9780743467728
System control number
(OCoLC)191934867
Label
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Publication
Control code
000043148149
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
270 p.
Isbn
9780743467728
System control number
(OCoLC)191934867

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