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Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

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Viking
19 November 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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.
By:   Elizabeth Strout
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   341g
ISBN:   9780241374597
ISBN 10:   0241374596
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   19 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Olive, Again

Her writing is exquisite; her vision is boundless. What a sublime book. -- Rachel Joyce Strout again demonstrates her gift for zeroing in on ordinary moments in the lives of ordinary people to highlight their extraordinary resilience * Publishers Weekly, starred review * She gets better with each book -- Maggie O'Farrell There's no simple truth about human existence, Strout reminds us, only wonderful, painful complexity. 'Well, that's life,' Olive says. 'Nothing you can do about it.' Beautifully written and alive with compassion, at times almost unbearably poignant. A thrilling book in every way. * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force * New Yorker * It's hard to believe that a year after the astonishing My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout could bring us another book that is by every measure its equal, but what Strout proves to us again and again is that where she's concerned, anything is possible. This book, this writer, are magnificent. -- Ann Patchett on 'Anything is Possible' A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own. In Olive, Again, she teaches us that there is always more to know about human beings, even the ones we are closest to. -- Hilary Mantel A writer at the peak of her powers * Literary Review * Strout, always good, just keeps getting better * Vogue * Strout really can write you into a world until you feel you are there with her, in that house, that life, that little Podunk of a place * The Times * A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships * Observer *


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