OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout, 2oo8. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Olive Kitteridge is a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and the world at large. This is really 13 stories about 13 different people and how they are all entwined with Olive Kitteridge’s own life, and how she deals with her own life and self understanding. Meanwhile her husband Henry and her adult son have to put up with Olive’s ruthless honesty.
“Mousy” his wife said, when he hired the new girl. “Looks just like a mouse.”
Denise Thibodeau had round cheeks, and small eyes that peeped through her brown-framed glasses. “But a nice mouse.” Henry said. “A cute one.”
“No one’s cute who can’t stand up straight”, Olive said.
NOTE: Pulitzer Prizer Winner or not, I’m not sure I’ll enjoy Strout’s writing style, I’ll have to let you know.
NOTE: I’m still reading this one, and it’s still a slow one: I was also setting it aside the read THE KEY by Strieber! LOL
NOTE: I’m setting this one aside for when I’m desperate for a book to read. It’s okay just not very exciting, so I set it aside but now I AM finishing it up 2 months later!