Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Cover of "Olive Kitteridge"

Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 15, 2022. Read by Susan Sweeney.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge. 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. 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. The book offers profound insights into the human condition—its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.

(Random House; ISBN-10: 0812971833 / ISBN: 9780812971835)

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Theme: “Time Remembered” from “Kronos Quartet Music of Bill Evans” (www.savoyjazz.com)

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