New HBO Series Based on Book

Olive Kitteridge, the new HBO mini-series starring Frances Mcdormand and Richard Jenkins is based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name by Elizabeth Strout.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The larger-than-life world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher and unofficial town crier in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in a series of luminous stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, a young man grieving over his lost mother, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son.

"A perfectly balanced portrait of the human condition, encompassing plenty of anger, cruelty and loss without ever losing sight of the equally powerful presences of tenderness, shared pursuits and lifelong loyalty." (Kirkus Reviews)

Here is one of the HBO mini-series trailers for Olive Kitteridge:

Thinking of making this one of your book club picks? Author Elizabeth Strout offers Olive Kitteridge readers a list of "Questions for Discussion" on her website ( and offers their own Olive Kitteridge book club discussion questions here.

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