Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and an HBO Miniseries, the book Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout, is the October Book Club selection at Hawkins Memorial Library.
At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her.
As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.
Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, October 20, at 1 PM for a lively discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025.