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Olive Kitteridge Book ✓ 288 pages Ð Gwairsoft ´ ❴Download❵ ➾ Olive Kitteridge Author Elizabeth Strout – Gwairsoft.co.uk In a voice powerful and compassionate than ever before New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich luminous narratives into a book with thIn a voice powerful and compassionate than ever before New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel through the presence of one larger than life unforgettable character Olive KitteridgeAt the edge of the continent Crosby Maine may seem like nowhere but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes it’s in essence the whole world and the lives that are lived there are fil I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I’ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge struck me so deeply So let me start by just saying; this book was awesome Appreciating the reasons why however reuired from me considerable introspection The subtlety of its beauty is indeed the mark of a great novelI came to this book reluctantly and I’m not sure why anything with a Pulitzer usually draws me like a bear to honey but perhaps it was due to the structure I’m not a fan by nature of the novel in stories format Sure I loved A Visit from the Goon Suad but that was the exception proving the rule for me To make matters worse here the first chapter in Olive Kitteridge introduces us to the title character and she’s just not a very nice person at least where her treatment of her husband is concerned Strout’s use of the novel in stories form however is pitch perfect for the fundamental story she tells She introduces us to a title character who appears to be considerably less than worthy as the subject of an entire novel Then through the use of deeply honest and insightful chapters about nearly unrelated characters she paints a picture of this character that is infinitely richer than I originally assumed And here is the beauty of Strout’s use of this form; she lead me to discover that the assumptions I’d made about a complex human being as each inherently is were necessarily as narrow as the context of their formulation Strout's character development is a subject worthy of a college course Throughout Olive Kitteridge she introduces us to characters whose situations resonate and whose responses to those situations are as believable as they are often maddening And through it all Olive Kitteridge’s impact on those characters and their lives comes peeking through again and again until I begin to realize 'Wow this woman for whom I didn’t care so much has had a profoundly positive impact on her world'And this I think brings us to the real genius behind Elizabeth Strout’s work in Olive Kitteridge She has taken the novel in stories and used it to introduce us to the many diverse and far flung characters upon whose disparate lives her title character has imparted some bit of change some bit of love or wisdom or influence and in doing so Strout has shown that we are infinitely complex creatures who no matter how long or short our duration on this plane will leave change in our wake The character Olive Kitteridge was recognizable as much for her inherent nobility as for her glaring flaws and she reminded me of this Though people are complicated often less than noble always imperfect creatures each of us has profound significance in this world And for that wonderful bit of enlightenment I’ll never forget her As did Winter Wheat this book altered my view of humanity and for that I feel both oddly indebted she is make believe after all to Olive Kitteridge and deeply grateful for the work of Elizabeth Strout

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Led with all of the grand human drama–desire despair jealousy hope and love At times stern at other times patient at times perceptive at other times in sad denial Olive Kitteridge a retired schoolteacher deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her a lounge musician haunted by a past romance a former student who has lost the will to live Olive’s own adult child who feels Today's the big day my 500th review for Goodreads Drum roll pleaseHmmm No drum roll? No compensation? No accolades either?Ah hell I don't care I just want to read and write and read and write and read and write and almost every review I've ever written here on Goodreads from the completely anonymous to the refreshingly well received has made me want to click my shiny red heels with joyAnd I don't need to close my eyes and intonate there's no place like home there's no place like home because I could be anywhere in this world and as long as I have a book or a pen in my hand I am homeThere are few living writers today that take me home in the way that Elizabeth Strout does or in the way that Olive Kitteridge did Or I should clarify so few living writers today who can take me home AND make me homesick for a place I've never found at the same time It's a rare accomplishmentIn truth the woman pisses me offWho does she think she is sitting there staring at her blank screen dreaming up 13 short stories that come together as a novel that brilliantly gives you enough glimpses of one woman one Olive Kitteridge to give her the staying power to become iconic? And go on to be immortalized by Frances McDormand in the 2014 miniseries that is not to be missedWho does she think she is dreaming up characters you either love or hate in this uirky town of Crosby Maine and making you think that you might want to live in that God forsaken bitter cold place?Who does she think she is making you hate Olive then seeing yourself so vividly in her you must put the book down for a moment to stare at your fidgety fingers in discomfort?Poor Olive she didn't like to be alone Even she didn't like being with people Poor Olive realizing that deep down there is a thing inside her and sometimes it swells up like the head of a suid and shoots blackness through her Poor Olive she would have sat on a patch of cement anywhere to have this—her son; a bright buoy bobbing in the bay of her own uiet terrorPoor Olive How could anyone be afraid of her? She was the one who was afraidI connected and related to Olive so deeply I spoke out loud to her a few times during this re read I wanted her to know that I understood that I often felt the same way I didn't want her to feel aloneThis isn't a perfect novel A couple of the stories that have too little Olive in them lag; but I wasn't looking for perfection just the absence of pretensionNo pretension here people Just the pure act of writing without judgement and a story that clearly emerged from the deepest loneliest passages of Elizabeth Strout's gutThis is one of those stories that takes you home to that imperfect place you call home here on earth and yes you're going to get a little homesick once you get there too

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Olive KitteridgeTyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse As the townspeople grapple with their problems mild and dire Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully but always with ruthless honesty Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts its tragedies and joys and the endurance it reuires From the Hardcover edition Oh bestill my heart I am not worthy I AM NOT WORTHYHow in the name of all that is holy does Elizabeth Strout do it? I mean how does she create a book out of a collage of stories linked by one exceptionally prickly ornery yet honest character through writing that is at once complex and invitingly simple? HOW?This 2009 Pulitzer winner is fully deserving of its accolades and superfans I read this with keen interest and pleasure all the way through It's a collection of 13 stories which could stand alone but which are linked because they take place in the same small community of Crosby Maine and feature either prominently or in the background caustic but decent Olive Kitteridge Each story is so intimate Through the everyday lives of these people Strout delves deep into the heart Almost to the point where I felt I was reading someone's diary I really felt I knew these peopleI've heard complaints that this book is depressing Really? Have you looked at real life lately? God For some reason after I finished reading this book I thought about some long time family friends Friends of my parents both teachers lovely people He played organ at their church She kept their beautiful home neat as a pin They had two kids one of which has Down syndrome and who still lives with them part time today at the age of 38 As the years went on she developed migraines and a heart condition Then their house was lost in a flood and they got no insurance money had to start over financially at retirement age Their relationship with their daughter is complex and often unpleasant so it's not always easy to see their three grandchildren He has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer's So it goes This is life it's not always pretty It's not easy We all struggle and go through the shit And in the midst of the shit there are these revelatory redemptive moments Maybe they are private moments maybe not Maybe they don't change the trajectory of our lives maybe they do But they make it all worthwhile And that is just what Strout captures so brilliantly the human experience