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Olive Kitteridge Chapter Summary & Analysis - A Different Road Summary

Elizabeth Strout
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A Different Road Summary

Henry is sixty-eight years old while Olive is sixty-nine. An event occurs that change Henry and Olive forever. Their son is now living in California with his wife. Cynthia suggests to Olive that they have crisis counseling because they've change since the event in question.

On their drive home from having dinner with friends, Olive has an urgent need to use the bathroom. She makes Henry pull up to the hospital. When she tells the nurse she had an explosive bowel movement after eating dinner, the nurse urges her to see the doctor because she might have a food allergy. A lady the previous night died of a food allergy.

Two men invade the hospital to get drugs. The criminals threaten to shoot them in the head if Olive and Henry don't do what they tell them to do. When one of the...

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