The Resource Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Label
Olive Kitteridge
Title
Olive Kitteridge
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Strout
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth Strout's acclaimed novel Olive Kitteridge is now the basis for a HBO drama starring Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand. Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, their triumphs and tragedies. We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and a young man who aches for the mother he lost - and whom Olive comforts by her mere presence, while her own son feels overwhelmed by her complex sensitivities. A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul, the story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two
Summary
The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2009.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, 2009 Winner.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
232571
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strout, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retired women
  • Retired teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London: Pocket, 2008
  • "Now a HBO Miniseries"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781471149047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781471149047
Label
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London: Pocket, 2008
  • "Now a HBO Miniseries"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781471149047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781471149047

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