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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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Jan 05, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: May
Read in January, 2009

The characters are so friggin' human ("deeply human" is more blurb-like). Saw this on Nancy Pearl's Best of 2008 list, and figured it must have good characterization (it does). I like the concept of getting to know a character--and a place too--through other characters that touch her life (husband, son, former student, local lounge singer, among others).
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Robin This was a book that I wasn't quite sure about when I started but reading your review, I agree even if you don't think your choice of words is quite eloquent enough for reviews! (Also, I read an ARC and it had an entirely different cover!)

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