The Pulitzer prize-winning novel from the author of the Booker longlisted My Name is Lucy Barton Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable.
A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life.
She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, their triumphs and tragedies.
We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and a young man who aches for the mother he lost - and whom Olive comforts by her mere presence, while her own son feels overwhelmed by her complex sensitivities.
A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul, the story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 09/06/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781849831550