Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Olive Kitteridge, Paperback / softback Book

Olive Kitteridge Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

Description

Olive Kitteridge - the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel This beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, turned into an Emmy Award-winning HBO mini-series, is an extraordinary story about an ordinary woman's life, and a vibrant exploration of all that connects us.

The story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two. 'As perfect a novel as you will ever read... So astonishingly good that I shall be reading it once a year for the foreseeable future and very probably for the rest of my life.'Evening Standard Olive Kitteridge is a complex woman.

Described by some as indomitable and by others as compassionate, she herself has always been certain that she is absolutely right about everything.

A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. Through different narratives, telling the triumphs and tragedies of those around her, and spanning years, Olive's story emerges.

We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and a young man pained by loss - whom Olive comforts by her mere presence, while her own son feels overwhelmed by her sensitivities. Praise for Elizabeth Strout 'Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force.' The New Yorker 'A terrific writer.' Zadie Smith 'So good it gave me goosebumps.'Sunday Times 'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own.' Hilary Mantel

Information

Other Formats

£8.99

£6.95

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Elizabeth Strout   |  View all