TE Reads: “Olive, Again”

March 12, 2020 Newton Free
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Elizabeth Strout (Courtesy photo)
Elizabeth Strout (Courtesy photo)

Everyone is invited to read the same book at the same time and then come together for a discussion of the book and its topic. Rabbi Gardenswartz will lead the discussion about the novel “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout.

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with
as much grace as we can.”

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Fact Sheet
When
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
Price
Free
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