A group of short stories set in a small town in Maine spread out over thirty years. Olive Kitteridge is the main character in some stories, just an incidental character in others, but the powerful central force of the book. Olive is truly an awful woman although I sympathized with her a bit towards the end… just a bit. I feel that many might say this book is terribly depressing but I really loved it. The writing is wonderful. You really are drawn into each character. The last page or two is the best ending I think I have ever read in a book.
PJH Rating: ****1/2