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JULY 5, 2011
Olive Kitteridge
We will visit Maine to meet the formidable Olive Kitteridge at this month's On-the-Road at Starbucks Book Club.  Join us on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks in Oakwood to discuss Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Olive Kitteridge is a novel told in thirteen stories, connected through the cantankerous and alarming Olive, a wife, mother and retired school teacher.  She is an opinionated original, who makes anyone who contradicts her soon regret it.  Appearing sometimes as the main character and sometimes just in the background, Olive witnesses and deplores each and every change happening in her coastal Maine community.  The stories are easy to read and impossible to forget.  The literary craft and emotional power will surprise readers new to Strout.

Explore the book with the online Reading Guide.  You might also enjoy the following book reviews:
To learn more about Elizabeth Strout, you can visit the Author's Web Page.  There are several author interviews available online:
If, by chance, the book whets your appetite for travel to the State of Maine, you can use the following link to get tourism information.

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