Mind blown, again!
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Having read the first book, "Olive Kitteridge" is really a prerequisite to reading "Olive, Again" as many of the characters reappear and knowing the history, makes the journey all the more interesting. Elizabeth Strout's writing just blows me away, it is so insightful, observant and so empathetic to humans and all their idiosyn... Having read the first book, "Olive Kitteridge" is really a prerequisite to reading "Olive, Again" as many of the characters reappear and knowing the history, makes the journey all the more interesting. Elizabeth Strout's writing just blows me away, it is so insightful, observant and so empathetic to humans and all their idiosyncrasies. Olive remains the main character and she continues to make you laugh, shake your head and completely baffle you with her unpredicable behaviour. Again, more very finely drawn cameos of other residents of her Maine town that all come together to create a densely woven canvas. I loved this one even more and it touched me tremendously. It is early in year, but these two books are No. 1 for the time being and I will be downloading more by this author. What a treat.
New novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge
An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton
'A terrific writer' Zadie Smith
'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own' Hilary Mantel
'A novel to treasure' Sunday Times
Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with the changes - sometimes welcome, sometimes not - in her own existence and in those around her.
Olive adjusts to her new life with her second husband, challenges her estranged son and his family to accept him, experiences loss and loneliness, witnesses the triumphs and heartbreaks of her friends and neighbours in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine - and, finally, opens herself to new lessons about life.
'A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships' Observer
'She gets better with each book' Maggie O'Farrell
'Her writing is exquisite; her vision is boundless. What a sublime book.' Rachel Joyce
'Glorious' The Times
'A perfect novel' Financial Times
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of
Olive Kitteridge, as well as
The Burgess Boys,
Abide With Me,
Amy and Isabelle,
My Name is Lucy Barton and
Anything is Possible. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She lives in New York City and Portland, Maine.