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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah’s Book Club pick Olive, Again
“Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll never forget her.”—USA Today
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Book World USA Today San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune Seattle Post-Intelligencer People Entertainment Weekly The Christian Science Monitor The Plain Dealer The Atlantic Rocky Mountain News Library Journal
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 of Crosby, Maine, 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 tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, 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 understanding 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 requires.
The inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Murray

Kimberly Farr
hr min
April 2
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Alwayserious ,

Why do my Apple book audiobooks CUT OUT?

Cuts out from the first 3 words. Was so excited when I purchased this book and I have been extremely disappointed

KDrosky ,

It wasn’t for me

It was an entire book on a grumpy old lady with no real story line. Seeing all aspects of her life was well written but I wouldn’t recommend.

Effingham3 ,

Don’t waste your time

This book is sooo boring! I kept listening hoping it would get better but it never did. There are a ton of pointless narratives and characters throughout the book that never lead to any solid conclusion.

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