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Olive, Again

(2019)
(The second book in the Olive series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times Best Seller
Oprah's Book Club Pick

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.

"Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I'd never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is." (Zadie Smith, The Guardian)

"Just as wonderful as the original...Olive, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, a requirement for love, helps make life 'not unhappy.'" (NPR)

Named one of The Ten Best Books of the Year People and one of The Best Books of the Year by: TimeVogue The Washington Post Chicago Tribune Vanity Fair Entertainment Weekly BuzzFeed Esquire Real Simple Good Housekeeping The New York Public LibraryThe Guardian Evening Standard Kirkus ReviewsPublishers WeeklyBookPage

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is "a compelling life force" (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force", and she has never done so more clearly than in this book, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but 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 us - in Strout's words - "to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can."

Praise for Olive, Again:

"Olive is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because she's as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Her honesty makes people strangely willing to confide in her, and the raw power of Ms. Strout's writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion.... The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book. Ms. Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isn't afraid of it either." (The Wall Street Journal)

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Olive, Again
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-241-37459-6 / 978-0-241-37459-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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November 2019 : Library Binding
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Title: Olive, Again
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 6143583811 / 978-6143583815
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November 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Olive, Again (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1-64358-381-6 / 978-1-64358-381-5 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-8129-9654-2 / 978-0-8129-9654-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Olive, Again
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-241-98554-4 / 978-0-241-98554-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 0-593-14734-0 / 978-0-593-14734-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
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Title: Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
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October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Olive, Again
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Title: Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
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