Book Club Kit: Olive Kitteridge

Olive KitteridgeOlive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
First Published: 2008 Pulitzer Prize: 2009
AJPL: 6 Copies & Reading Guide
PCLD: 10 Copies & Reading Guide

This collection of interconnected short stories takes place in a small Maine town. They tell us the story of a retired schoolteacher named Olive who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Information about the Author, Reviews, and Discussion Questions
One-Minute Book Reviews – Includes Discussion Questions

The New York Times – “The Locals” by Louisa Thomas
The Boston Globe – “Emotions are Raw and Real in “Olive Kitteridge” by Jessica Treadway
Entertainment Weekly – “Book Review” by Tina Jordan

On the Web:
Official Author Website –
The Paula Gordon Show – Elizabeth Strout: Reading Yourself

If you enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, you might like:
Amy and Isabelle or Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Toughest Indian in the World (Book Club Kit) by Sherman Alexie

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