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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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May 04, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012
Read from May 04 to 08, 2012

Olive Kitteridge is a great character, one not often represented in fiction: an aging, brusque, big, lonely, mostly unlikeable woman, but written in Strout's elegant prose, you empathize with her and root for her. She isn't always the protagonist of the story, but she appears in each. The stories remind me of James Joyce's Dubliners, in that the characters all have a sort of epiphany that changes how they see the world or the people in their life. Highly moving and engrossing.
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Carol I really enjoyed that!

Bridget I enjoyed this book as well, and liked the way that Olive was part of each story, but not necessarily always the main character. It seemed more like different people doing the talking.

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