Elizabeth Strout's Acclaimed Novel 'Olive Kitteridge' Comes To HBO

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This Sunday, Olive Kitteridge, a four-part mini-series, will debut on HBO.

It tells the story of a middle-aged school teacher in a coastal community in Maine.

It's a world of small-town gossip — and domestic pain and tragedy that folks have a hard time facing or talking about.

The TV series stars Frances McDormand in the title role, along with Richard Jenkins.


Elizabeth Strout, author. She tweets @LizStrout.


HBO: Olive Kitteridge

  • "Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (Frances McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center."

Elizabeth Strout: Olive Kitteridge

  • "For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summertime roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before he turned off to where the wider road led to the pharmacy."

This segment aired on October 28, 2014.


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