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Olive Kitteridge

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Lu par : Kimberly Farr
Série : Olive Kitteridge, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 2 min
5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the number one New York Times best-selling 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 

©2008 Elizabeth Strout (P)2019 Random House Audio

Commentaires

Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

“Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch.” (Entertainment Weekly

“Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force.... [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air.” (The New Yorker

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  • Kerr506
  • 08/12/2019

It's a Short Story Collection

I decided to read this since there is now a sequel. I didn't realize that it is actually a set of short stories in which Olive always seems to show up and may or may not play a significant part. I most enjoyed the stories that were directly about her with her husband and son. I would have rated this higher except I didn't really like all the "short story characters," many of whom were not really all that significant to the story, or at least to the parts of the story that interested me the most. I hope that the sequel is not written this way.

I look forward to the sequel and to watching the movie. I think that Frances McDormand is the perfect actress to play Olive and pictured her the whole time I was reading this. I liked the audible book narrator as her tone seemed to capture Olive's personality.

Sure this book is depressing -- about aging, death and kids who walk out of your life. But I like Olive's matter-of-fact look at things.

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  • Janine M.
  • 19/12/2019

Olive is a complex soul

I often have difficulty with books that don’t have a clear, positive protagonist. Olive is painfully oblivious to her own cold rudeness but occasionally rises to great compassion. A frustrating gal to be our protagonist.
I recommend the book to those with patience for complex souls who are not always easy to be around.

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  • George D. Geddes
  • 18/10/2019

Touching story about the imperfect nature of life.

I was touched by Olive and definitely understood her. Loved the narration as well. Looking forward to my next read by this author.

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  • Grammy Pammy
  • 15/03/2020

Loved this!

Several short stories that are either about Olive or at a minimum tangentially touch on Olive in some way. I suspect this will be appreciated much more by an older crowd. I also suspect most of negative reviews came from folks with more life in front of them than behind them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/10/2019

Depressing! Watse of a credit!

Multiple short 'stories?' Episodes in unfunny, detatched woman's life. No real beginning or end. Just overwhelmingly depressing life clips! I kept listening, thinking that there must be a story somewhere that might tie it all together. But - NO!

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  • Pegmag
  • 14/11/2019

I'm 71

Olive is 72. There were so many times when I thought...where is this going, but I'm glad I stayed. I connected with Olive. Just when I thought her story had a sad end, she gave me hope

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  • Sherman's Mom
  • 20/06/2019

Wonderful in all ways

The story and narration were fantastic and I did not want the audiobook to end!

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  • Monkey-sue
  • 08/10/2019

extremely talented writer...BUT

it was hard to follow.... the story was tremendously well written but so convoluted and filled with completely off topic characters....I had to keep going back and rereading thinking ahead miss something... like who are these people... over and over

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  • KristiC
  • 04/08/2020

Good writing and great character development but I don’t understand the purpose of the book

We read this for a book club selection. I think the author did a great job making you care about the characters and be interested in their story but there are so many characters in so many stories I kept thinking they would all tie together at the end but they really don’t. I just felt disappointed and confused at the end. I really did love so many of the characters or was at least enjoying getting to know them in their brief parts of the story but then they just go away. Olive and her family are throughout the story but not really sure why she deserves the title. Also I recommend finishing a full chapter don’t listen to a partial chapter because so many chapters introduce a new character and storyline that may be just for that chapter and if you stop in the middle and come back like I often do, I found myself having to hit rewind to remember who they were and what was going on.

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  • Isabella Piestrzynska
  • 26/12/2019

Fabulously wise and rich

A profound and beautifully written exploration of frailty, forgiveness, yearning, cruelty, rage, madness, and, mostly, love. Just astounding,

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