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The Resource Olive kitteridge : Fiction., Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)

Olive kitteridge : Fiction., Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)

Label
Olive kitteridge : Fiction.
Title
Olive kitteridge
Title remainder
Fiction.
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE THE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAY In 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 People USA Today The Atlantic The Washington Post Book World Seattle Post-Intelligencer Entertainment Weekly The Christian Science Monitor San Francisco Chronicle Salon San Antonio Express-News Chicago Tribune The 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 BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys
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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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
232571
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strout, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Olive novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Olive kitteridge : Fiction., Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=148607
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781588366887
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
678D49B9-F714-4D40-9490-41F7B5744A76
Label
Olive kitteridge : Fiction., Elizabeth Strout, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=148607
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781588366887
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
678D49B9-F714-4D40-9490-41F7B5744A76

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