Just Did It: Olive Kitteridge for Book Club, Part 1

We just finished reading and discussing Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  Before I share any opinion, I’d like to get yours.  This is the cover:

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What are three adjectives that spring to mind when considering this cover?  What kind of book do you think this’ll be?  Do you want to read it?

I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

Posted by: Mariela

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4 responses to “Just Did It: Olive Kitteridge for Book Club, Part 1

  1. is this a ‘can’t judge a book by its cover’ question? if i saw this in a bookstore i’d take a half second glance and walk right past it.

    three adjectives? secretive, northeastern and slow.

    it’s a family drama, depressing yet easy to read.

    i do NOT want to read it.

  2. I ditto Autumn’s comments. Kinda reminds me of ‘Bridges of Madison County’ or something.

    Is romance involved? The cover makes it look like some novel lonely wives would want to read, and then get angry at their husbands for not being more like the male lead.

  3. i chime in for a third consensus. the title is also not alluring. for me it is either about a snobby northeastern woman or a drab midwestern woman. in terms of design, the yellow color is its downfall.

  4. so what’s the scoop, mariela? have we judged a book by its cover accurately or not!?

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