Author: Elizabeth Strout
Title: Olive Kitteridge
Summary/Review: Set in a town in Maine, this is a collection of inter-related short stories all of which involve the title character, sometimes as the star and sometimes in a walk-on part. The stories feature a lot of anger, infidelity, depression, and general mean-spiritedness that one might find among the people of any small town (or large city). Apparently fictional accounts of awful people are all the rage in my book groups as of late. At any rate, Strout’s writing is decent but this book just didn’t move me.