CURRENT YORK YEARS PROSE • OPRAH’S BOOK CONK buster OPT for • Pulitzer Prize first Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of totals. “Strout managed to make me love this strange mother I’d never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she come to pass. ”—Zadie Smith, The Guardian“Just as wonderful as the original. . . Olive, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, a obligation for love, helps make life ‘not unhappy. ’”—NPR NAMED ONE OF FALL’S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS ASIDE Folks • Life span • Entertainment Organ • Vainglory Honorable • BuzzFeed • Faddy • USA Today • The Seattle Years • HuffPost • Newsday • Vulture • Hurly-burly • Vox • PopSugar • Good Housekeeping • LitHub • Book Riot Prickly, mocking, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge come to pass “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The Current Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these beeps, where the recognizable 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 youth coming to terms with the ruin of her father, a lady about to give birth during a hilariously ill-chosen juncture, a nurse who confesses a covert high school multitude, or a lawyer who struggles with an legacy she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to spring us, to move us, and to inspire us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much beauty as we can. ”Praise for Olive, Again“Olive come to pass a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal belligerences but because she’s as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she come to pass with options. Her honesty makes folks strangely willing to confess in her, and the raw leadership of Ms. Strout’s publication comes from these straightforward swaps, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their dolefulnesses and badness and confusion. . . . The great, terrible mess of living come to pass spilled out across the beeps of this moving book. Ms. Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isn’t afraid of it either. ”—The Wall Highway Calendar.