Saturday, November 1, 2014

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge is a book of short stories all tied together by some connection to Olive. She is mostly an unloved, unliked, feared, or hated woman, yet she has made an impact on people all over her town and in her family.

The stories were interesting but mostly I could some them up with one word: sad. Sad, sad, sad. I'm looking forward to the mini-series on HBO because of Bill Murray and Francis McDormand, but would never reread this depressing assemblage of Pulitzer sorrow.

P.S. This book counts as my Award Winning book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge.