Olive, Again (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Even better than the first. Olive returns; irascible yet capable of great kindness, completely flummoxed by social norms, and sweetly vulnerable (when she isn't being horrible). Being with Olive is like trying to hug a cactus. But she's so worth the effort.

— Lea

October 2019 Indie Next List


“Thank goodness Elizabeth Strout decided to return for another round with one of the most beloved, maddening, confounding, and compelling characters I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Readers will delight in the fact that Olive, while forging new relationships and puzzling over long-existing ones, remains the crazy, complicated family member you just can’tquit. Add in spareyet beautifully rendered prose about the rugged, breathtaking state of Maine and you’ve got a gem of a book, one that leaves you rooting for Olive, despite her numerous shortcomings, as she stumbles through love, friendship, loss, and what it means to growold. Strout, through Olive, reminds us that it’s a messy business being human, but it’s a privilege to be along for the ride.”
— Page Berger, Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT



Product Details
ISBN: 9781987186963
ISBN-10: 1987186966
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Language: English