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Love or wisdom or influence and in doing so Strout has shown that we are infinitely complex creatures who no matter how long or short our duration on this plane will leave change in our wake The character Olive Kitteridge was recognizable as much for her inherent nobility as for her glaring flaws and she reminded me of this Though people are complicated often less than noble always imperfect creatures each of s has profound significance in this world And for that wonderful bit of enlightenment I ll never forget her As did Winter Wheat this book altered my view of humanity and for that I feel both oddly indebted she is make believe after all to Olive Kitteridge and deeply grateful for the work of Elizabeth Strout Today s the big day my 500th review for Goodreads Drum roll pleaseHmmm No drum roll No compensation No accolades eitherAh hell I don t care I just want to read and write and read and write and read and write and almost every review I ve ever written here on Goodreads from the completely anonymous to the refreshingly well received has made me want to click my shiny red heels with joyAnd I don t need to close my eyes and intonate there s no place like home there s no place like home because I could be anywhere in this world and as long as I have a book or a pen in my hand I am homeThere are few living writers today that take me home in the way that Elizabeth Strout does or in the way that Olive Kitteridge did Or I should clarify so few living writers today who can take me home AND make me homesick for a place I ve never found at the same time It s a rare accomplishmentIn truth the woman pisses me offWho does she think she is sitting there staring at her blank screen dreaming Et le mal viendra up 13 short stories that come together as a novel that brilliantly gives you enough glimpses of one woman one Olive Kitteridge to give her the staying power to become iconic And go on to be immortalized by Frances McDormand in the 2014 miniseries that is not to be missedWho does she think she is dreamingp characters you either love or hate in this Profiles In Courage uirky town of Crosby Maine and making you think that you might want to live in that God forsaken bitter cold placeWho does she think she is making you hate Olive then seeing yourself so vividly in her you must put the book down for a moment to stare at your fidgety fingers in discomfortPoor Olive she didn t like to be alone Even she didn t like being with people Poor Olive realizing that deep down there is a thing inside her and sometimes it swellsp like the head of a suid and shoots blackness through her Poor Olive she would have sat on a patch of cement anywhere to have this her son a bright buoy bobbing in the bay of her own John F. Kennedy uiet terrorPoor Olive How could anyone be afraid of her She was the one who was afraidI connected and related to Olive so deeply I spoke out loud to her a few times during this re read I wanted her to know that Inderstood that I often felt the same way I didn t want her to feel aloneThis isn t a perfect novel A couple of the stories that have too little Olive in them lag but I wasn t looking for perfection just the absence of pretensionNo pretension here people Just the pure act of writing without judgement and a story that clearly emerged from the deepest loneliest passages of Elizabeth Strout s gutThis is one of those stories that takes you home to that imperfect place you call home here on earth and yes you re going to get a little homesick once you get there too This novel is definitely about Olive Kitteridge who she is who she was and most importantly the who that she sees within herselfHer story is told through a series of connected stories
"Friends Neighbours Past Students "neighbours past students she knows in passing It is interesting and oh so intriguing that many people view her from so many different perspectives yet there are also common threads of viewpointMany of the stories are not about Olive Kitteridge at all yet she moves in and out of each story sometimes as a presence to be reckoned with sometimes like a wraith sometimes as someone who is or was feared sometimes as someone to be pitied or even scornedElizabeth Strout s writing is confident and strong as are some of her characters She allows Les desserts de nos grands-mères us to feel the full impact of these character s personalities On the surface these are people we could meet and experience in our everyday lives Elizabeth Strout takess on a journey that skims the surface and then takes s deeper and deeper
into the characters their thoughts feelings the inner lives where all is definitely not as it appears atthe characters their thoughts feelings the inner lives where all is definitely not as it appears at glanceThe psychological depths are fascinating because although the spotlight shines on one or two characters per chapter or story it is often in how others respond or react to them that we gain the most insight And it is those insights that gave me
FURTHER INSIGHT INTO MYSELF AND MY OWN FAMILY ANDinsight into myself and my own family and this is primarily Olive Kitteridge s story it illustrates so well that no matter how isolated one feels or lonely or oppressed or confused or blissfully oblivious not one of s is an island The world the people in it we are all in motion and that motion has impact ours on others and others on Paper Money usThis is a novel whose stories can be found everywhere and we are so fortunate that Elizabeth Strout s gift bringss that realization but also envelopes La premiere enuete de MaigretMaigret et la vieille dame us in our shared humanity and tellss it is okay to be who we are and to continue growing into who we want to be first and foremost i would like to congratulate myself for finishing this for what i thought would take no than two days to get through it took about a week A WEEK i read the same paragraphs over and over thinking that perhaps i was missing something something elegant ruminating and nforgettable that the pulitzer board saw which clearly i couldn t but no i wasn t missing anything except for maybe hours of my life ooh i feel like old ladies will see this and hate me but i don t care this book was borrring and lackluster a snoozefestthere was such an initial appeal to th. Led with all of the grand human drama–desire despair jealousy hope and love At times stern at other times patient at times perceptive at other times in sad denial Olive Kitteridge a retired schoolteacher deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her a lounge musician haunted by a past romance a former student who has lost the will to live Olive’s own adult child who feels.
Download Olive KitteridgePosted at Shelf InflictedThis is a collection of stories about a group of ordinary people living in a small town in Maine their joys sorrows tragedies and grief all centered around the main character Olive Kitteridge Normally this is the kind of fiction I stay away from I was afraid it would be an overwrought melodrama about provincial people living in a boring town Yet I was so absorbed by the lives of these people and had a difficult time putting the book downThe characters were very well developed the town vividly described and the emotions raw Olive Kitteridge left me feeling very nsettled I admire her Zazen uiet strength her forthrightness her realistic views of life and the fact that she controls her emotions I hate her brusueness her self centeredness and her difficulty with accepting changes She was a complex character definitely not your stereotypical cranky old lady Each story is presented from different viewpoints and shows Olive s many sides as she interacts with family neighbors and friends as she experiences age loneliness grief and love The characters are realistically drawn with such an emotional depth that I found I could easily identify with them and even see similarities to people I know Olive Kitteridge makes me hate thosealities in myself that are like hers and makes me look at others with patience and a less judgmental eye I don t Histoire du Moyen ge: Mille ans de changements uitenderstand what the hubbub was about this book it did after all get a Pulitzer and TV show However I felt that the writing was ok the narration was interesting but I never even came close to feeling some sympathy or connection to Olive like I did for Updike s Rabbit Angstrom or say Bellow s Dean Corde The New England she describes as anti Semitic and full of silent scandals was interesting and fun in say Updike s Witches of Eastwick It was a little Histoire du Moyen ge (French Edition) unsettling and disappointing to leave most of the stories in suspension if not all of them and I felt that the Christopher character and his two wives were pretty two dimensional The overall aura was oppressive and depressing I am not sure I would come back to this oneI have now read all the Pulitzers from 2011 and 4 from the previous decade and I d have to say that this one The Known World by Edward P Jones and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr were all disappointingI wonder what the list will look like for 2017 Anyone read City on Fire for which the first time author got an astonishing 2M advance from the publisher As I write my review I see that there are thousands of reviews already so what can I add Just this Olive joins the ranks of depressing small town short stories a long running theme in American literature so much so that it is almost a genre in itself These stories are set in coastal Maine Olive followspon Winesburg Ohio by Sinclair Lewis Main Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garlin Village by Robert McAlmon and many others We could call it Winesburg Maine What is the value of such stories I think they show Boken om Blanche och Marie us So you think you ve got it tough How about suicide Or having a son imprisoned for stabbing a woman 29 times Or finding out your husband had beennfaithful on the day of his funeral Or having an only child who moves away and ignores you As I was reading I kept thinking ok the theme is life goes on no matter what you just keep on living Concurrently I happened to be reading a great novel Portraits of a Marriage by the Hungarian Sandor Marai which I also reviewed As her marriage is disintegrating one of the characters in that book rails in effect What am I a tree I can t just go on LIVING what I am supposed to live FOR Maybe Olive finds someone in the last chapter but this FOR is the big Prlude Fondation - T1 (1) unansweredestion Still a great book of interconnected stories with Olive s hands making the connections I finished this book a
Couple Of Weeks Ago Andof weeks ago and ve struggled since to find the reasons why Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge struck me so deeply So let me start by just saying this book was awesome Appreciating the reasons why however reuired from me considerable introspection The subtlety of its beauty is indeed the mark of a great novelI came to this book reluctantly and I m not sure why anything with a Pulitzer Les vacances de Maigret usually draws me like a bear to honey but perhaps it was due to the structure I m not a fan by nature of the novel in stories format Sure I loved A Visit from the Goon Suad but that was the exception proving the rule for me To make matters worse here the first chapter in Olive Kitteridge introducess to the title character and she s just not a very nice person at least where her treatment of her husband is concerned Strout s L'imposture climatique use of the novel in stories form however is pitch perfect for the fundamental story she tells She introducess to a title character who appears to be considerably less than worthy as the subject of an entire novel Then through the The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs use of deeply honest and insightful chapters about nearlynrelated characters she paints a picture of this character that is infinitely richer than I originally assumed And here is the beauty of Strout s Petit livre de - Les noeuds use of this form she lead me to discover that the assumptions I d made about a complex human being as each inherently is were necessarily as narrow as the context of their formulation Strout s character development is a subject worthy of a college course Throughout Olive Kitteridge she introducess to characters whose situations resonate and whose responses to those situations are as believable as they are often maddening And through it all Olive Kitteridge s impact on those characters and their lives comes peeking through again and again ntil I begin to realize Wow this woman for whom I didn t care so
much has had a profoundly positive impact on her world And this I think brings s to the real geniushas had a profoundly positive impact on her world And this I think brings Les sept piliers de la sagesse us to the real genius Elizabeth Strout s work in Olive Kitteridge She has taken the novel in stories andsed it to introduce Treize marches: Kazuaki Takano, Jean-Marie Fonbonne, Audible Studios: Amazon.fr: Livres us to the many diverse and far flung characterspon whose disparate lives her title character has imparted some bit of change some bit of. In a voice powerful and compassionate than ever before New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel through the presence of one larger than life Excel 2016 pour les Nuls Pas Pas unforgettable character Olive KitteridgeAt the edge of the continent Crosby Maine may seem like nowhere but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes it’s in essence the whole world and the lives that are lived there are fil. Ese stories set in coastal maine how i looove it there and an irrational old miser of a lady to connect them all i was sorely mistaken this time my soft spot for an old crank didn t beat nor did it beat for anyone else around her oh and not only were these stories boring but painfully depressing as well how can anyonender the age of 50 read this wo feeling dejected of their future if this book is representative of what truly happens with the ravages of age maybe we re better off dying Une seconde chance uickly and young then again i d like to think that by a ripe old stinky age i d have lived a meaningful and sensational lifenlike olive kitteridge so far i feel i ve already had so there take that elizabeth strout just you try and break me Olive Kitteridge is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of stories that constitute a novel They are not as closely woven together as the multi generational tales in works by Louise Erdrich another writer who likes to collect small parts into a larger whole but Strout has put together a compelling portrait of a small town I was reminded of Spoon River as we learn some of the secrets each of the main characters protects Lake Wobegon came to mind as well It most resembles Winesburg Ohio Sherwood Anderson s joined tales of alienation in small town America Olive Kitteridge is the organizational core connecting the thirteen stories She appears in each one sometimes as a primary character sometimes as a secondary and in others by one of the characters referring to her Elizabeth Strout from her fans FB siteLoneliness was the predominant theme in the town of Crosby Maine loneliness Oh bestill my heart I am not worthy I AM NOT WORTHYHow in the name of all that is holy does Elizabeth Strout do it I mean how does she create a book out of a collage of stories linked by one exceptionally prickly ornery yet honest character through writing that is at once complex and invitingly simple HOWThis 2009 Pulitzer winner is fully deserving of its accolades and superfans I read this with keen interest and pleasure all the way through It s a collection of 13 stories which could stand alone but which are linked because they take place in the same small community of Crosby Maine and feature either prominently or in the background caustic but decent Olive Kitteridge Each story is so intimate Through the everyday lives of these people Strout delves deep into the heart Almost to the point where I felt I was reading someone s diary I really felt I knew these peopleI ve heard complaints that this book is depressing Really Have you looked at real life lately God For some reason after I finished reading this book I thought about some long time family friends Friends of my parents both teachers lovely people He played organ at their church She kept their beautiful home neat as a pin They had two kids one of which has Down syndrome and who still lives with them part time today at the age of 38 As the years went on she developed migraines and a heart condition Then their house was lost in a flood and they got no insurance money had to start over financially at retirement age Their relationship with their daughter is complex and often npleasant so it s not always easy to see their three grandchildren He has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer s So it goes This is life it s not always pretty It s not easy We all struggle and go through the shit And in the midst of the shit there are these revelatory redemptive moments Maybe they are private moments maybe not Maybe they don t change the trajectory of our lives maybe they do But they make it all worthwhile And that is just what Strout captures so brilliantly the human experience Well this one did not go like I hoped it would might be the first time I
"wish I could give zero stars Remember I do respect if "I could give zero stars Remember I do respect if loved this book but I must be honest about how it made me feel And this book made me not feel good at all While this came highly recommended from several Goodreads friends I should have known it may not work out when I saw the Pulitzer Prize sticker It seems like in general the books that win the big prizes do not end p being enjoyable for meAlso I listened to this book with my wife The last time we listened to a book together we both agreed that listening together can make any book better
Enter Olive Kitteridge to prove Dictionnaire amoureux de la chanson québécoise us wrong I guess that was pretty much her character anyway so it makes sense Kitteridge to proves wrong I guess that was pretty much her character anyway so it makes she can be crummy in a fictional world she can get Les vacances de Maigret under our skin in real life hence the pic of the alien dude aboveHere are some of the various things my wife and I said to each other while listening What was the point of that Wait what is happening now I really don t care about this part How much time is left Maybe we should just stop I guess we should keep listening so we can get it over with This is so painfully morose and these characters arenbelievably pathetic These characters are really not that interesting This book is like one of those stories about gossip and deceit and back stabbing except it is all really boring gossip deceit and back stabbing Maybe this will turn into a monster book and some beast will just show p and kill everyone in the end That is about the only way this book will be redeemed I think there may have only been one or two moments where we looked at each other and said Oh that part was somewhat better I was hoping that it would all come together in the end and I would get the point and feel better about the book But I didn t get the point didn t care about the characters was totally bored truly felt like I wasted several hours of my life At least I got to spend them with my wife I know that many love this book Maybe you will love this book too if you try it I hope you do If you feel like I am being too harsh I wish I could apologize and say I felt bad about not being able to give it any love but really I don t and I have to be honest For me the book was not good and I really cannot see what the people who vote for these prize winning books are looking for. Tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse As the townspeople grapple with their problems mild and dire Olive is brought to a deeper nderstanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully but always with ruthless honesty Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts its tragedies and joys and the endurance it reuires From the Hardcover edition.