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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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May 01, 2012

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Stacy I loved this book. Olive is so similar to my own mother. Hope you like it.

Laura I've read a lot of goodreads complaints about this book being "depressing", but I think that's a bit of an unfair criticism. It is depressing- but, as Olive herself would say, "You think bad things don't happen? Where have you been?" I think it actually takes a bit of talent to write about the buzz kills of old age and dysfunctional family dynamics without it feelingcliche or melodramatic. Elizabeth Strout has managed to pull it off with grace.

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