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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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it was amazing
bookshelves: aging, american, audiobook, family, fiction, usa
Read 2 times. Last read May 15, 2020 to May 25, 2020.

I liked this novel so much that I started re-reading (listening) it the instant I'd finished it. Reading the first couple of chapters I was wondering where it was headed? But then it started to make sense. The language is simple, even plain everyday American. The characters exactly the same - we're in a small coastal town in Maine. But the tension builds - evaporates - builds - and so on in a quite unique way. Olive Kitteridge is the main character and we meet her at several stages of her life. She's a bitch, but we do get under her skin along the way!

This book won a Pulitzer. Small wonder. I'm half way through my second listen, enjoying every moment.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
May 15, 2020 – Started Reading
May 17, 2020 – Shelved
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: aging
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: american
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: audiobook
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: family
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
May 17, 2020 – Shelved as: usa
May 25, 2020 – Finished Reading

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