A NovelBook - 2019
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Adult fiction. You have to love the character Olive Kitteridge as she weaves her way in and out of 13 superbly written short stories that are interrelated and examines the lives of ordinary people as they grow old. A sequel to the book Olive Kitteridge. Give the audio book a try.
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During a discussion of faith with a young woman having cancer treatments, Olive says: “I think our job-maybe even our duty-is to-To bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can”
Pg 204-“When you get old, you become invisible. It’s just the truth. And yet it’s freeing in a way.
Her companion says, “Tell me how it’s freeing.”
“Well,” Olive was slightly taken aback; she didn’t know how to explain it. “It’s just that you don’t count anymore, and there is something freeing about that.
I don’t think I can explain this well. But you go through life and think you’re something. Not in a good way and not in a bad way. But you think you are something. And then you see that you are no longer anything. You become invisible and it’s freeing. “
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