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Henry Kitteridge

Henry Kitteridge is a pharmacist. He is married to Olive Kitteridge. They have an teenage son, Christopher Kitteridge, when the novel opens. Living in the small town of Crosby, Maine, Henry starts out as the pharmacist for the Village Pharmacy, which is the only pharmacy in town.

Henry seems to be a warm and caring man. He is also relatively quiet. Part of this is because Olive is boisterous and opinionated that she causes Henry to retreat into himself. When Henry hires Denise to work in the pharmacy, however, Henry starts to see life in a different want.

Henry continues to stay with Olive throughout the years. For twenty years, he and Denise stay in touch, even though she is now living in Texas and has a family of her own. In many respects, Henry ends up going through the motions of life rather than truly having...

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