READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ Olive Kitteridge

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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ Olive Kitteridge È ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Olive Kitteridge By Elizabeth Strout ✸ – 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 InIn 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 fi. first and foremost i would like to congratulate myself for finishing this for what i thought would take no than two days to get through; it took about a week A WEEK i read the same paragraphs over and over thinking that perhaps i was missing something something elegant ruminating and unforgettable that the pulitzer board saw which clearly i couldn't but no i wasn't missing anything except for maybe hours of my life ooh i feel like old ladies will see this and hate me but i don't care this book was borrring and lackluster; a snoozefestthere was such an initial appeal to these stories; set in coastal maine how i looove it there and an irrational old miser of a lady to connect them all i was sorely mistaken this time my soft spot for an old crank didn't beat nor did it beat for anyone else around her oh and not only were these stories boring but painfully depressing as well how can anyone under the age of 50 read this wo feeling dejected of their future if this book is representative of what truly happens with the ravages of age maybe we're better off dying uickly and young then again i'd like to think that by a ripe old stinky age i'd have lived a meaningful and sensational life unlike olive kitteridge so far i feel i've already had so there take that elizabeth strout just you try and break me


Ls 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 editi. 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 KitteridgeLled 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 fee. I don't uite understand what the hubbub was about this book it did after all get a Pulitzer and TV show However I felt that the writing was ok the narration was interesting but I never even came close to feeling some sympathy or connection to Olive like I did for Updike's Rabbit Angstrom or say Bellow's Dean Corde The New England she describes as anti Semitic and full of silent scandals was interesting and fun in say Updike's Witches of Eastwick It was a little unsettling and disappointing to leave most of the stories in suspension if not all of them and I felt that the Christopher character and his two wives were pretty two dimensional The overall aura was oppressive and depressing I am not sure I would come back to this oneI have now read all the Pulitzers from 2011 and 4 from the previous decade and I'd have to say that this one The Known World by Edward P Jones and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr were all disappointingI wonder what the list will look like for 2017 Anyone read City on Fire for which the first time author got an astonishing 2M advance from the publisher