Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

, Olive, Again by Elizabeth StroutOlive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Again is a wonderful collection of independent chapters continuing in the vein of Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kittredge. As Olive ages, remarries, and navigates grand-motherhood, her cutting and wry observations are portrayed in her own voice as well as through the point of view of others. Her aging seems to come with a stripping away of possessions and relationships. Although she suffers no fools, she is refreshingly accepting of others as well as the changes to her own life. Her lack of filter is refreshing in a world where everyone checks what they say aloud. This book is wonderful in its pared down prose, and its elevation of the mundane business of living and loving.

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