Elizabeth Strout's acclaimed novel Olive Kitteridge, now the basis for a HBO series starring Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand. Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, their triumphs and tragedies. We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and a young man who aches for the mother he lost - and whom Olive comforts by her mere presence, while her own son feels overwhelmed by her complex sensitivities. A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul, the story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two.The cocktail lounge, commodious and comfortable with its sprawl of couches, plump leather chairs, and low tables, was ... very brighthair, the open gazeof her blue eyes, a quality that could, in other circumstances, make people uncomfortable.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2013-04-12|