Olive, Again

Olive, Again

The iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but also the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

Title:Olive, Again
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780812996548
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  • Angela M

    Elizabeth Strout is such a keen observer of human nature, of our shared condition and she reminds us that life is full of a struggle of some kind for pretty much all of us. In Crosby, Maine you’ll f...

  • Paromjit

    No-one can write like the incomparable Elizabeth Strout, her understanding of what it is to be human and penetrate the beating heart of what comprises a community has a universality that cannot fail t...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    Powerful emotional truthfulness - and unforgettable narrative: Brilliant novel!!!!Olive was aware of ludicrous behaviors- unspeakable things spoken - but what she did not understand is why she and her...

  • Peter

    IntrospectionOlive, Again is a novel that is boldly observant, honest and searches for apperception. The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry’s deat...

  • Liz

    4.5 stars, rounded upElizabeth Strout is just a fabulous writer. Her ability to weave together a diverse group of characters always fascinates me. Her books are a blend between short stories and a nov...

  • Debbie

    In a knot, in a knot!Scrunching, twisting, sighing instead of hopping on my pogo stick. It just didn’t do me like the last one did (sung in a bluesy voice). Oh, this book is good, very good, a 4-sta...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Four impeccably intercepted sad, depressing, self-discovery stories circled around a memorable literature character stars!Our one of the grumpiest, most straightforward, sullen, cantankerous, grouchie...

  • Julie

    I'm not sure if Elizabeth Strout ever has need of a bodyguard, and, if she does, I'm sure she wouldn't choose a short brunette female in her 40s, but, if she ever needs someone to protect her life, I ...

  • Will Byrnes

    “When you get old, you become invisible. It’s just the truth. And yet it’s freeing in a way…You go through life and you think you are something. Not in a good way, and not in a bad way. But y...

  • Jaline

    Olive Kitteridge. One-time Math teacher. Wife. Mother. Grand-mother. We have met her before during various stages of her life, and in this novel, we are witness to her outspokenness and the force of h...