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Olive Kitteridge - A Little Burst Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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A Little Burst Summary

Christopher Kitteridge is married to a woman form out of town, Suzanne. It is their wedding day and they are at the picnic reception. Olive excuses herself from the festivities and goes to lie down on her son and daughter-in-law's bed. Olive thinks about how big of a woman she is—tall and overweight. The house where Christopher and now Suzanne will live was built by Henry and Olive. They designed the house and worked closely with the builder so Christopher would have a place to live after returning from podiatry school.

One of the children from the wedding appears in the bedroom. She tells Olive that she looks dead. Olive tells her that it's not polite to stare and to say things like that. Olive sends the little girl away when she hears Suzanne's mother asking for the bathroom. Henry comes...

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