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10 thoughts on “Olive Again

  1. says:

    Elizabeth Strout is such a keen observer of human nature of our shared condition and she reminds us that life is full of a struggle of some kind for pretty much all of us In Crosby Maine you’ll find characters dealing with loneliness infidelity alcoholism sickness aging death regrets so many regrets Thankfully there also is friend

  2. says:

    No one can write like the incomparable Elizabeth Strout her understanding of what it is to be human and penetrate the beating heart of what comprises a community has a universality that cannot fail to resonate with the reader sometimes perhaps

  3. says:

    Powerful emotional truthfulness and unforgettable narrative Brilliant novelOlive was aware of ludicrous behaviors unspeakable things spoken but what she did not understand is why she and her son Christopher should walk into old age with a high and horrible wall between them Olive could be blunt forthright frank and candid She had strong opinions and judgements she hated people who were late etc I happened to feel as strong as Olive did abo

  4. says:

    Introspection Olive Again is a novel that is boldly observant honest and searches for apperception The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry’s death Olive is a little introspective on how she

  5. says:

    Edit After receiving backlash for my subjective opinion on this novel I don't even bother to reply to your negative comme

  6. says:

    “When you get old you become invisible It’s just the truth And yet it’s freeing in a wayYou go through life and you think you

  7. says:

    45 stars rounded upElizabeth Strout is just a fabulous writer Her ability to weave together a diverse group of characters always fascinates me Her books are a blend between short stories and a novel While I’m not a fan of short stories her books always work for me the way each chapter links to the next in its own weird way Olive Again returns us to Crosby Maine Olive and her cronies are now in their 70s and l

  8. says:

    In a knot in a knotScrunching twisting sighing instead of hopping on my pogo stick It just didn’t do me like the last one did sung in a bluesy voice Oh this book is good very good a 4 star read in fact and it’s sitting on my 2019 Runners Up shelf as nice and happy as it can be So it’s nuts to sound so disappointed It’s ju

  9. says:

    Four impeccably intercepted sad depressing self discovery stories circled around a memorable literature character starsOur one of the grumpiest most straightforward sullen cantankerous grouchiest characters of fictional world is back

  10. says:

    I'm not sure if Elizabeth Strout ever has need of a bodyguard and if she does I'm sure she wouldn't choose a short brunette female in her 40s but if she ever needs someone to protect her life I would like to offer myself up as the best candidate because I'm savage positively savage about protecting this woman's writing ca

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Olive Again

The iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but also the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby Maine Whether with a teenager comin. No one can write like the incomparable Elizabeth Strout her understanding of what it is to be human and penetrate the beating heart of what comprises a community has a universality that cannot fail to resonate with the reader sometimes perhaps uncomfortably so in the truths it lays bare such as the physically and emotionally taxing process of ageing Olive returns maybe not everyone s cup of tea but definitely mine indomitable outspoken cantankerous a larger than life presence in the lives of those around her an indisputably influential woman even if it is sometimes in the slightest of appearances in the stories that pour forth about the community of Crosby Maine from the pen of Strout Olive lives through her seventies and eighties getting married for the second time to 74 year old Jack Kennison who may find Olive irritating on occasion but loves Olive all that she is the two finding a companionship that eases the loneliness of losing their spouses and getting olderOlive is aware of her shortcomings as a wife to Henry she misses him an ache that never disappears even as her life appears to move on and as a mother to her son Christopher when his family come for a rare visit there is a palpable awkwardness and a moment that opens her eyes as she perceives him as a motherless child but who as becomes apparent later despite everything loves her We encounter a piano playing teenager who cleans homes acuiring cash from a strange and silent transaction with a husband A daughter cannot bear her inheritance from a morally bankrupt father and his profits from dubious investments in South Africa she finds solace and faith in the company of her lawyer Bernie Bernie is finding it difficult to come to terms with many of his morally reprehensible clients whose behaviour he has facilitated through the years There is a family s conflict as it comes to terms with a daughter starring in a documentary of her life as a dominatrix Strout does not shy away from darker aspects of community such as the abuse the toxic families and the challenges of alcoholism infidelity cancer and the feelings of despair the pain and the tears Olive faces regret and loneliness becoming considerably self aware as she ponders over the mystery of who she is and the joys and wonder of love that can sprout from the most unexpected of places Strout is an exuisite storyteller subtle and nuanced who gets to core of a person and a community with a simplicity that is breathtaking and does so with grace humanity and compassion Her portrait of Olive is outstanding multilayered and complex in the way she depicts Olive getting older invisible lonelier but still striving to live connect and learn about herself and others This is a profoundly moving novel captivating in its portrayal of the everyday ordinariness and extraordinariness of its characters an approach that packs a punch in its gut wrenching emotional honesty Simply brilliant and highly recommended Many thanks to Penguin UK for an ARC

Characters Olive Again

Er who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us to move us and to inspire moments of transcendent grac. 45 stars rounded upElizabeth Strout is just a fabulous writer Her ability to weave together a diverse group of characters always fascinates me Her books are a blend between short stories and a novel While I m not a fan of short stories her books always work for me the way each chapter links to the next in its own weird way Olive Again returns us to Crosby Maine Olive and her cronies are now in their 70s and looking back on their lives as much as forward I felt an alliance with Olive She s not tactful although she s trying harder And she s not at ease She struggles to find common ground with her own son let alone his wife and their children As she moves through her old age she finds a way to make things work She becomes accepting I saw both myself and my parents reflected in Olive s efforts to navigate the whole aging process Strout makes every character not just Olive seem fully formed and real This is a small town and while it seems not much happens the book speaks to life in all its variations It was such a rich story it totally drew me in My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book

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G to terms with the loss of her father a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush or a lawy. Edit After receiving backlash for my subjective opinion on this novel I don t even bother to reply to your negative comments and I report and delete all the comments from fake accountsOnce again I didn t do my homework and went into Olive Again without knowing it was a seuel to already published book called Olive KitteridgeNevertheless this book can be read on it s ownHowever if I read it s predecessor I would just skip this one for sureI m not saying this is a bad book because judging by other readers and critics reviews it is a really really good book but it wasn t for meI just couldn t see it s greatness I guessI think that the main reason why I couldn t connect with the story was that the main character Olive is so much older then meThis is the thing I realized while reading this novel I just can t enjoy the story connect with it if the characters are so much older then me we talk here about 70 years old characters and even 80 as the story progressedTherefore thanks to this piece of literature I made a decision not to read books featuring old main characters any at least at this period of my lifeThe second issue I had with Olive was that I didn t like her as a character at all I know she is described as honest outright and ruthless but to me she often came as just rudeI just didn t like her energy and I could not care for her or what was going on in her life and it especially showed as I was further into the storyI caught myself scanning the last 50 pages of the story because I just wanted to be finished with itIt is a shame I do know but it is what it isAlso when it comes to writing style my expectations were pretty high because this novel is labelled as literary fiction which stands for beautiful proseUnfortunately I was very disappointed because it read as simple general fictionStill I have to note that the book covers some pretty important things and some of the stories that involved other characters were interestingOn the other hand there were some situations that made me feel uncomfortable like when Olive said that it was stupid that an adult man cries aloud and even if he s Jewish it s still stupidIn the end I ll just repeat that Olive Again is very loved book and I am aware that many people won t agree with my opinionAs for me I won t be reading Elizabeth Strout s other work because I don t think I would enjoy it at this stage of my life Read this and reviews on my blog

  • Hardcover
  • 289
  • Olive Again
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • English
  • 22 October 2019
  • 9780812996548

About the Author: Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels including Abide with Me a national bestseller and BookSense pick and Amy and Isabelle which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and was a finalist for the PENFaulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteri