Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Fiction suggested by Barbara
Thirteen stories of people in a small Maine town, tied together by the larger-than-life unforgettable title character. As the people grapple with their problems, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life, sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this novel offers profound insights into the human condition, its conflicts, tragedies and joys, and the endurance required to live it.