Friday, August 7, 2009

Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout

This collection of short stories all feature at least a reference to Olive Kitteredge, a retired school teacher living in Crosby Maine. Each of the thirteen stories is a little gem. Daily life and its inherent disappointments, aging, small-town life, and other themes are addressed eloquently and thoughtfully in this 2009 Pulitzer winner.