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Tessa Hadley: Olive Kitteridge, Again, 21 November 2019

Olive, Again 
by Elizabeth Strout.
Viking, 289 pp., £14.99, October 2019, 978 0 241 37459 7
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... In​ Olive, Again, her seventh book, Elizabeth Strout returns to her character Olive Kitteridge, a maths teacher in small-town Maine. A number of the chapters in Strout’s first, eponymous book about the character had already appeared in print as short stories before the novel’s publication in 2008, so that Olive Kitteridge is really half a novel, half a collection of stories; Olive, Again and most of Strout’s other books have the same hybrid form ...

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