It was almost as if the writer had changed her style completely with this book. It was was a chore to finish and the thread that wove Olive through the original story so beautifully was alarmingly thin this time. The odd influx of gratuitous sex throughout was a turnoff. Bummer. Is the lesson here to never write a sequel? Maybe.
Very good wonderful characters love the stories
No plot and hard to make myself finish. Would not recommend.
This book was really hard to keep up with. I was not impressed with this selection.
Great book- if you liked the first Olive this one is right up there with it! Loved it! Such a complicated character, flawed but human/ real.
This book has no plot, limited character development, and was a chore to finish.
It was ok.
Loved first Olive K. Was done with this one when I hit the older Jewish, former NYC lawyer named Bernie who moved to Vermont ... I mean Maine, Maine, Maine ... All too trite.
What an amazing book!
Elizabeth Strout is the author of Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. She is on the faculty of the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and lives in New York City.