Stories by Elizabeth Strout & Tales Retold

Facilitator:        Dale Hein, 484-7730,
Dates:               Thursdays, March 22– May 10, 2018
Time:                9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Text:                 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. 2008. (Paper).
Presentations:    See below

Olive Kitteridge becomes a familiar person in 13 stories of a small town in New England. In some stories she is the principal character, or in a supporting role, or perhaps serving only to briefly identify the scene. You may think you recognize her in your own life, but then realize in a later story that you do not really know her yet. Olive is a retired math teacher trying to adapt to challenges and family she may not control. Ms. Strout won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

No formal presentations are planned. The facilitator will serve as discussion moderator. Each class member will serve as a reviewer for one story, the following week, to give a short summary of the most salient points of discussion a week prior.