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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Strout Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At 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 filled 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 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. 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in the Letters, Drama and Music category

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tammy | 1/31/2014

    " One of my all time favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kirsten | 1/29/2014

    " Not my usual speed, but I liked it. Well-drawn characters, great scenery descriptions...you feel like you're in that little town in Maine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kelly Champion mele | 1/26/2014

    " Wasn't my favorite book, it was just a collection of stories all with the one old lady connecting them. I kept reading hoping it would come together in the end but it never did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/23/2014

    " enjoyed, but hard to get into at times. liked the ending "

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