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Publisher Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. And now a major HBO mini-series starring 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.

Fiction & Literature
12 April
Simon & Schuster UK
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.

Customer Reviews

senortubbs ,

Watch out at the end of this edition

This is a fantastic book but in this edition, iBooks has tacked the first chapter of a *totally separate novel* on to the end of the book without warning. There's no suggestion that you've actually finished Olive Kitteridge and are now reading a preview chapter of another novel, Burgess Boys - which is very, very confusing. It left me thinking the book ended on a ridiculously jarring note with a random chapter that had nothing to do with Olive. (Olive Kitteridge is a collection of linked short stories, so each chapter is a different story). The publisher or iBooks needs to fix this.

LizzieM ,

Great read

Thoroughly enjoyable. I am. It much of a book critique but know what I like and this book is certainly well worth reading. Great characters all the way through.

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