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Olive Kitteridge - River Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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River Summary

Jack Kennison went to Harvard. The Kennisons have a lesbian daughter that they don't accept.

Henry died in the nursing home, a year and half ago, before Christopher's baby was born. At six in the morning, Olive walks on the path by the river, three miles up and three miles back.

She finds Jack Kennison slumped over on the path, so she stops to see if he's alright. When Olive offers to go get help, he begs her not to leave him alone. He claims he doesn't know what happened to him. He says he doesn't care if he dies but he doesn't want to be alone.

He says he just slumped over and Olive was standing over him when he woke up. He starts to cry and tells Olive that his wife died recently. Olive waits for Jack in the waiting room of the doctor's office...

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