Olive, Again Summary
Elizabeth Strout

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Olive, Again Overview

Olive, Again, the sequel to Elizabeth Strout’s 2008 novel Olive Kitteridge, returns to the quiet fictional town of Crosby, Maine, an hour from Strout’s hometown of Portland. Like its predecessor, the novel’s 13 interconnected but discontinuous short stories follow the lives of the cantankerous Olive Kitteridge and several other families in Crosby, picking up a year after the previous novel ended. Told mostly through its characters’ recollections, the novel examines, among others, themes of loss, honesty, and regret.