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TJVillage Book Mavens

Monday, June 27, 2022 28 Sivan 5782

4:00 PM - 5:30 PMZoom

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This month TJVillage Book Mavens are reading“Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout.


Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force”, and she has never done so more clearly than in this book, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us - in Strout’s words - “to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.”

Book lovers are invited to join TJVillage Book Mavens’ discussions, usually the fourth Monday of alternate months, at 4 PM on Zoom. Selected titles are drawn from member suggestions of novels and non-fiction centering in the lives and interests of older adults.

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