Aging Gently, Messily: On Elizabeth Strout’s “Olive, Again”

SEQUELS IN LITERARY FICTION are rare. There’s a risk in returning to characters whose arcs have been resolved or purposely left in ambiguity. A second book may rob readers of the pleasure of imagination, thus undoing some of the magic of the original novel. But sometimes a character so compels the author and readers worldwide […] The post Aging Gently, Messily: On Elizabeth Strout’s “Olive, Again” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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Oprah’s next book club pick is Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again.

This morning, Oprah announced her latest book club pick: Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again, her recent follow-up to her Pulitzer prize-winning Olive Kitteridge. “I love [Olive] because she’s so 100% authentically herself,” Winfrey said. “She always says the things that we are always thinking, like... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-07 16:30:04 UTC ]
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Elizabeth Strout’s ‘Oh William!’ is yet another dazzler

The novel investigates timely themes — loneliness, grief — in a rich, mesmerizing narrative. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Elizabeth Wurtzel dies, aged 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of bestseller Prozac Nation (Quartet), has died at the age of 52. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Olive Kitteridge returns in new Strout novel

A follow-up to Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, titled Olive, Again, will be published by Viking in September 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Elizabeth Strout’s ‘Anything Is Possible’ Wins The Story Prize

Strout was awarded The Story Prize and a $20,000 cash prize for her acclaimed short story collection 'Anything Is Possible,' at a ceremony at New York's New School. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The cranky, bossy, sad, brave, beloved Olive Kitteridge is back in ‘Olive, Again’ — and better than ever

Elizabeth Strout creates a world almost unbearably addictive for its beautiful, agonized truths. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Books in the Media: Grohl and Strout rock to the top of reviews

Dave Grohl's memoir The Storyteller (S&S) was one of the critics most reviewed this week, picking up mentions in The Bookseller, the Observer, Guardian, Times, Sunday Times and Irish Times.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Gary Paulsen has Died at Age 82

Beloved children's author Gary Paulsen died October 13. Here's a look at his life and legacy through literature. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Tributes to Hatchet author Gary Paulsen, who has died aged 82

Tributes have been paid to Gary Paulsen, after the Hatchet author passed away at the age of 82. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Holocaust survivor and author Eddie Jaku dies, aged 101

Holocaust survivor, peace campaigner and Pan Macmillan author Eddie Jaku has died, aged 101. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tributes to author Paul Reizin after death, aged 67

Tributes have been paid to author Paul Reizin, who has passed away at the age of 67. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Astronauts check our scripts!’: inside the new age of sumptuous sci-fi TV

With clone emperors in haute couture and exotic wolf-lizards poised to attack, Foundation and For All Mankind herald a new era of ravishing spectaculars. Can they do for sci-fi what Game of Thrones did for fantasy?Dynastic infighting, the decline and fall of a mighty empire, tyrannical rulers... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Alastair Chisholm | 'I was trying to think about what I liked at that age'

Alastair Chisholm’s latest book opens a young fiction series set in a magical world with dragons aplenty   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Stories That Wrestle With Black Girls’ Coming of Age

The flash fiction literary community is like an extended family. If you are a writer and reader of flash, it is in all likelihood that your inner circle of literary peeps are other flash fiction folks or, you at least, know of one another. Six degrees is more like one or two in this community.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Academic publisher Michael Holdsworth dies, aged 73

Tributes have been paid to academic publisher Michael Holdsworth after his death, aged 73. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Thames & Hudson former president Peter Warner dies, aged 79

Peter Warner, former president and publisher of Thames & Hudson, has died at the age of 79 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How notoriously private poet Mary Oliver once saved a depressed high school student’s life.

On this day in 1935, the highly acclaimed poet Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio. Oliver, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and later the National Book Award for Poetry in 1992, was by all accounts a private person who sought solace in the natural world. Throughout the course of her... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sally Rooney’s latest novel is a lucid, nuanced story about coming of age in a broken world

“Beautiful World, Where Are You” more than lives up to the promise of its predecessors and even exceeds the hype. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jamie Oliver's Together whips up another number one

Jamie Oliver's Together (Michael Joseph) has debuted in the UK Official Top 50 number one, becoming his 19th cookbook to hit the top spot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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