Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Olive Kitteridge

The next book chosen is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It won the Pulitzer in 2009 and is recently out in paperback.

K's sister C's book club happens to be reading the same book - will our "sister book club" say hello and tell us what they thought?

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I loved this book! Our club meets this week, and I think the rest of the ladies feel the same. I read another book by the same author "Amy and Isabelle" which has the same plot structure (small town, looks closely at many town people, a teacher is a main character) and themes (enduring love, aging, judgement of others)but she was just getting warmed up. "Amy and Isbelle" is a good book. "Olive Kitteridge" is a great book with powerful themes marched through the many different characters in a very subtle way. Lately, the best compliment I can give a book/author is that it assumes the reader has a brain in their head. Sadly not many books actually do this and assume you're an idiot and need everything spelled out for you. This book is definately deserving of the Pulitzer, and I would recommend to anyone (with a brain in their head).