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    DescriptionOlive Kitteridge might be described by some as a battle axe or as brilliantly pushy, by others as the kindest person they had ever met. Olive herself has always been certain that she is 100% correct about everything - although, lately, her certitude has been shaken. This indomitable character appears at the centre of these narratives that comprise Olive Kitteridge. In each of them, we watch Olive, a retired schoolteacher, as she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life and the lives of those around her - always with brutal honesty, if sometimes painfully. Olive will make you laugh, nod in recognition, as well as wince in pain or shed a tear or two. We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and her own son, tyrannised by Olive's overbearing sensitivities. The reader comes away, amazed by this author's ability to conjure this formidable heroine and her deep humanity that infiltrates every page.


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    Title
    Olive Kitteridge
    Subtitle
    A Novel in Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Strout
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743467728
    ISBN 10: 0743467728
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Strout's tenure as a lawyer (six months) was slightly longer than her career as a stand-up comedian (one night). She has also worked as a bartender, waitress and piano player at bars across the USA. She now teaches literature in New York, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
    Review quote
    NAMED A BEST BOOK" "OF 2008 BY": PeopleUSA TodayThe AtlanticThe Washington Post Book WorldSeattle Post-IntelligencerEntertainment WeeklyThe Christian Science MonitorSan Francisco ChronicleSalonSan Antonio Express-NewsChicago TribuneThe Wall Street Journal"