Conversations, VOLUME 12

Elizabeth Strout – Olive, Again – NPR Interview

Elizabeth Strout NPR InterviewOne of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Olive, Again: A Novel
Elizabeth Strout

 
Hardback: Random House, 2019
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One of our
Most Anticipated Books
of Fall 2019
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“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

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 these pages, 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 moments of transcendent grace.

 

Listen to a new NPR interview with Elizabeth Strout about this novel:

 





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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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