16 August 2019

Olive, Again; Elizabeth Strout

Olive, AgainOlive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to hear the author speak about this book and her description of Olive as being a quintessential Maine WASP really rang true. It's a world that I know pretty well, and getting to enter it via Olive and her interactions with others was a pleasure. As with Olive Kitteridge is a series of vignettes that take us from a few years after we last see Olive through old age as she deals with many later in life issues. How do you make or maintain friendships? relationships? Can people change after decades of being 'themselves'? Her meeting with a former student, now a prize winning poet, could be the perfect summary of Olive's life writ small.

ARC provided by publisher.

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