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The Resource Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge
Title
Olive Kitteridge
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZETHE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAYIn a voice more 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 Kitteridge. At 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 filled 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 tyrannized 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 requires.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY PeopleUSA TodayThe AtlanticThe Washington Post Book WorldSeattle Post-IntelligencerEntertainment WeeklyThe Christian Science MonitorSan Francisco ChronicleSalonSan Antonio Express-NewsChicago TribuneThe Wall Street Journal "Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories."—O: The Oprah Magazine "Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You'll never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff."—USA Today "Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original. When she's not onstage, we look forward to her return. The book is a page-turner because of her."—San Francisco Chronicle "Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph."—Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch."—Entertainment Weekly "Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air."—The New YorkerBONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys
Summary
The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2009.
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Olive Kitteridge
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OVERDRIVE:678d49b9-f714-4d40-9490-41f7b5744a76
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781588366887
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optical disk
Label
Olive Kitteridge
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:678d49b9-f714-4d40-9490-41f7b5744a76
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781588366887
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX, 77642, US
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