pyrajane’s review #53: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge has a very interesting structure. Everything takes place in a fairly small town in Maine and each chapter is told from a different resident’s point of view with Olive connecting the stories and characters together. Olive herself gets more than one chapter of her own, but she always passes through the other chapters. Sometimes it might be one sentence, other times she is a major character, and in other stories she’s there long enough for the person telling the story to reflect on. I found myself looking forward to spotting her, especially when I saw that she wasn’t going to play a major role in the story.