Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

I knew nothing about Olive Kitteridge before reading it except that it was a Pulitzer Prize winner and that my sister-in-law enjoyed it when she read it for her book club.  I enjoy going into books blind this way, and try to do it whenever possible.  That's part of the reason many of my descriptions and posts here will be pretty vague.  I don't want to give away anymore than is absolutely necessary to get you interested in the book.

With that said, I'm not going to tell you anything about Olive Kitteridge except that it is a Pulitzer prize winning novel and both my sister-in-law and I liked it.

Okay, that's not all I'm going to tell you, but I won't give away the plot.  What I will say is that it is a refreshing novel that does interesting things with character development and narrative structure that make it worthy of all the praise it has received.  Give it a shot, especially if you love small town American fiction, and I doubt you will be disappointed.

"Nobody knows everything – they shouldn't think they do" (74).


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