Big-wristed Olive Kitteridge is the imposing, even frightful, over-sized woman at the center of this novel. She lives in a small town on the coast of Maine, where traditionally people keep to themselves, living out lives of granite-like individuality. She trucks no silliness, has little patience for people she does not care for, which is virtually everyone, and has no problem speaking her mind, in fact seems genetically predisposed to it. She is a retired high school math teacher, who, her adult son tells her, was the вЂњscariest teacher in the school.вЂќ She is one of those individuals you meet and wonder, how does a person get this way?
January 19, 2010
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Tags: Maine, Married Life, Motherhood, Small Town В· Posted in: 2009 Favorites, Contemporary, Literary, NE & New York, Pulitzer Prize, Reading Guide, Short Stories, y Award Winning Author
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