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Olive Kitteridge - Starving Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Starving Summary

It's Sunday morning and Harmon is watching a couple in the marina. He thinks about how his wife Bonnie didn't like women that dye their hair. She'd also disapprove of the girl telling the boy she smells like pot, and how the girl is sitting on the boy's lap.

Daisy Foster lives in a cottage near the water. Daisy husband was old enough to be her father, but he died three years ago. She sees Harmon walk up to the door with the donut he brings her. Daisy sees the sadness in Harmon's eyes. She thanks him for the donut and asks how his four grown sons are.

Harmon watches as his wife, Bonnie, putters around the house. He notices how much she's changed since they married. They talk about the boys not calling and not having any grandchildren. Harmon thinks about the year their son, Derrick...

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