Picked up the next book for bookclub today. I love it when I can borrow it from the library, although sometimes I wish I had bought it so I could keep it.
This month's book is - "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.
Back cover says:
"Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, struggling to make sense of the changes in her life as she grows older. She is a woman who sees into the hearts of other, discerning 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 tyrannized by her overbearing sensitivities.
A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul in need, Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain and shed a tear or two."
Apparently the book is a collection of 13 connected stories about Olive and her immediate family and friends so it will be interesting to see how it flows as I read it.
It has been published under another name as well "On the Coast of Maine". It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009, and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award.
As usual I'm looking forward to reading it but...the print size is really small and while I don't have glasses yet sometimes I think the time is getting near when I will need them.