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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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May 05, 2014

it was amazing

"Olive Kitteridge" isn't a fun, feel-good book. Its heroine, Olive, is a prickly, depressed, brutally honest, introverted woman who also happens to be smart, perceptive and, in her own way, desperate for human connection. The novel moves seamlessly through time and among people in the little community on the coast of Maine where Olive lives. I found the novel similar to Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" in the way that the reader gets to know characters better by seeing them from multiple perspectives. If you've ever doubted yourself, hesitated on the edge of a party, committed some small act of meanness, wondered if your family is as crazy as it seems or yearned for a deeper love, you may find yourself among the residents of Crosby.
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Reading Progress

May 5, 2014 – Shelved
May 5, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
October 31, 2014 – Started Reading
November 11, 2014 – Finished Reading

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