The winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Best Book of the Year for the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune, Elizabeth Strout's 2008 novel of linked stories gives us one of the great characters of modern fiction. Variously stern and patient, perceptive and in sad denial, retired schoolteacher Olive Kitteridge deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, but doesn't always recognize the changes in those closest to her.
"Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original. When she's not onstage, we look forward to her return. This book is a page-turner because of her."—SFChronicle