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Olive Kitteridge - Ship in a Bottle Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Ship in a Bottle Summary

Anita Harwood tells her youngest daughter, Winnie, that you have to organize your days. Anita's oldest daughter, Julie, is also there. Julie's engagement broke up six days ago, when Bruce, her fiancé, left her at the altar. He wanted to live together but not get married.

Julie is very distraught over the situation. Anita, however, keeps trying to get Julie to snap out of it and carry on with her life. The familial situation for the Harwoods is an interesting one. For one, they don't have a flushing toilet. Jim is building a boat in the garage, which Winnie equates to being a ship in a bottle when she tries to figure out how her father will get it out the door.

Jim Harwood is the school janitor. He's Winnie's father but Julie's stepfather. On the Sunday after the wedding gets...

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