Olive, Again (Large Print / Library Binding)
October 2019 Indie Next List
“Thank goodness Elizabeth Strout decided to return for another round with one of the most beloved, maddening, confounding, and compelling characters I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Readers will delight in the fact that Olive, while forging new relationships and puzzling over long-existing ones, remains the crazy, complicated family member you just can’tquit. Add in spareyet beautifully rendered prose about the rugged, breathtaking state of Maine and you’ve got a gem of a book, one that leaves you rooting for Olive, despite her numerous shortcomings, as she stumbles through love, friendship, loss, and what it means to growold. Strout, through Olive, reminds us that it’s a messy business being human, but it’s a privilege to be along for the ride.”
— Page Berger, Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT
Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List
“Olive Kitteridge captured the public’s imagination in Strout’s titular novel-in-stories back in 2008. Now the complicated, oft-misunderstood Olive — and the other inhabitants of Crosby, Maine — are back in a novel that encompasses a greater complexity of living than I could have imagined in a series of short stories. I feel like I matured in reading this book; I certainly grew wiser.”
— Heather Lefebvre, BookWoman, Austin, TX
Elizabeth Strout brilliantly lays bare the inner lives of ordinary people, none more eloquently than the protagonist of her universally acclaimed Olive Kitteridge. "Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original," declared the San Francisco Chronicle. "When she's not onstage, we look forward to her return."