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Olive, Again (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel

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Publication Date: October 14, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/3/2020)
Hardcover (10/15/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/1/2019)
CD-Audio (10/15/2019)
Hardcover, Korean (11/16/2020)
Hardcover, Japanese (12/17/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/1/2019)

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
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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
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Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.
 
Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming 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 lawyer 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 grace.