Between the Lines (Lunchtime Book Club)
Book discussion on Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.
Summary by Amazon: “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 us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.””
Pick up your copy on or after July 14 at the library's patron window. Also available on WVDELI/Libby as an ebook or audiobook.
Discussion held in the upstairs meeting room.
Meeting also available by Zoom, will receive invitation link in email after you register.