Elizabeth Strout Bundle

£17.98

Description

Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling ‘Olive’ books – both in paperback:

  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, the books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge: indomitable, compassionate and often unpredictable. A retired schoolteacher in a small coastal town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life.

She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, 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. A penetrating, vibrant exploration of the human soul, the story of Olive Kitteridge will make you laugh, nod in recognition, wince in pain, and shed a tear or two.

‘Extraordinary…the best novel I’ve read for some time’ David Nicholls. ‘As perfect a novel as you will ever read’ Evening Standard. ‘These pages hold what life puts in: experience, joy, grief, and the sometimes painful journey to love’ Observer.

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with the changes – sometimes welcome, sometimes not – in her own existence and in those around her. Olive adjusts to her new life with her second husband, challenges her estranged son and his family to accept him, experiences loss and loneliness, witnesses the triumphs and heartbreaks of her friends and neighbours in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine.

‘While there are many things to love and admire about this book, it is Strout’s insight into the fragility of our existence that feels most affecting. There is some brilliant writing here about the loneliness and terror of old age (the anxiety is palpable), the realisation of lost opportunities and past failings; and ultimately the fear of death itself. This is a profoundly moving book – a highly perceptive portrait of a complex individual and the community she lives in.’ Jacqui, Manager – Gerrards Cross.

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