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Olive, Again

A Novel

by Elizabeth Strout

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Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
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    Oct 2019, 304 pages

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In a long-awaited sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout revisits the curmudgeonly Olive as she remarries and approaches very old age.

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It's been a big year for literary sequels, with the publications of Find Me by André Aciman, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. In all three cases, readers have had to wait more than a decade to return to a familiar setting and set of characters—but in the meantime there has been a film or television adaptation to tide them over. It was 11 years ago that we first met Olive Kitteridge, a grumpy retired math teacher in the fictional town of Crosby, Maine, through the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge (2008).

Like several of Strout's novels, this sequel is a collection of linked short stories. The stories are connected by the Maine setting and by references to Olive, who is often the main character but sometimes only mentioned in passing, such as through a piece of ...

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