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Olive Kitteridge - Study Guide Incoming Tide Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Kevin Coulson is sitting at the marina, where he grew up until he moved away with his father and his brother when Kevin was thirteen. Patty is serving coffee at the counter of the diner. She sees Kevin sitting in the car, but just thinks he's a stranger. Something is bothering her about the man and then she recognizes him from her childhood.

Kevin drives by his old house. He sees it's been renovated. He has a rifle with a blanket wrapped around it. He watches now at the marina as a woman emerges from a building. Then, he sees Mrs. Kitteridge, his seventh grade math teacher, peering at him through the passenger's side window. She greets Kevin by name and climbs into the car. As Kevin watches the woman go back into the house, she tells Kevin the woman is Patty Howe, used to...

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