Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout is a collection of short stories, at least some of which have been previously published, that weave Olive's story with those of others living in a small coastal town in Maine. These poignant and compelling glimpses give an inside view of both the despair and hope that touches all of us and we can recognize ourselves in these insightful tales.
Easy to read, these stories will stay with you. One quote I had to write down was a wonderful way of explaining a parent's love for their children, "Each of his sons had been his favorite child."
This is a very special book. I recommend it highly.