Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

I can't decide if I liked this book. The story of Olive and Henry Kitteridge is a true portrait of a lifelong marriage. Olive is as bristly as Henry is kind. I appreciate the honesty in which these characters were portrayed and how layers of personalities become revealed throughout the book. Sometimes awkward and uncomfortable, sometimes too familiar.  The chapters, as vignettes, alternated between the Kitteridges and the townspeople of Crosby, Maine where the story takes place. A few of the chapters seemed disconnected from the rest of the book which confused the continuity and probably was the result of my divided opinion.  That being said, I enjoyed reading it because it was beautifully written.