Olive, Again

Olive continues to struggle to understand her own life and the lives around her.

The iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but also the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

(from Goodreads)

More about this collection

Elizabeth Strout discusses Olive, Again at Politics and Prose (video)

See also: A Companion to the Works of Elizabeth Strout (my review)


“Because in February the days were really getting longer and you could see it, if you really looked. You could see how at the end of each day the world seemed cracked open and the extra light made its way across the stark trees, and promised. It promised, that light, and what a thing that was.”
― Elizabeth Strout, Olive Again,

See also

The entry about the first collection (Olive Kitteridge, 2008) in this series by Elizabeth Strout – with more links and information about the author and her work


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