Saturday, November 7, 2015

Book Spotlight Giveaway! Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. And to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

I loved Olive Kitteridge. My bookclub selected it after I had already read it and I was excited to be able to reread it. It won a Pulitzer Prize, it's that good! J

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Random House Trade Paperbacks 

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.

About the author

Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including: Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England.

In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker. She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University of Charlotte.

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  1. I have not yet read any books by this author.

  2. Haven't read any of her books yet, sorry!

  3. Elizabeth Strout is a new author to me, I haven't read any of her books. I like the sound of the story.

  4. I haven't read any Elizabeth Strout books yet, but I am looking forward to. Thank you ♡

  5. We have this book at home, and I'm about to get her newest novel through the website I write reviews for.

  6. I haven't read any of her books, but this looks like a good one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I haven't read any of her books but I have definitely read about this one. :) Jennifer

  8. I haven't ready any of her books yet. They are on my list now.

  9. I was lucky enough to read advance cop not her new book Lucy Barton loved every page.Grab it when it comes out.

    1. Thanks for the heads up about her new novel. I'll have to add it.

  10. I haven't read any of her books but would love to read this unforgettable novel. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com


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