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- After the announcement of Oprah's latest book club pick Olive, Again, many readers are wondering: Should they read the original before the sequel?
- Here, O's books editor Leigh Haber shares her thoughts.
Elizabeth Strout is a bestselling writer whose characters will remain etched in our memories forever, with her most iconic being Olive Kitteridge. But after Oprah announced Strout's new book Olive, Again—the sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel Olive Kitteridge—the question remains: Which should you read first?
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When I read the Olive Kitteridge in 2008, I remember thinking how unusual it was to encounter a heroine with so many traits we think of as unlikable. Olive is brisk—to the point of incivility. She appears to never censor her thoughts before they emerge as words, and often what she’s thinking is harsh and judgmental—but also funny, with fleeting observations that might cross our own minds before we shoo them away. And Olive is definitely not an ideal wife and mother.
But on the other hand, Strout's protagonist is always there in a pinch. She’s honest. She has a well-honed bullshit detector. She’s as hard on herself as she is on others, and she tries, in her way, to always become a better person. And this remains true in Olive, Again, where Olive is older and perhaps slightly wiser...albeit, as Oprah puts it, with edges that haven’t smoothed over time.
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Oprah’s announcement of Olive, Again as her second Oprah’s Book Club pick in her new partnership with Apple is exciting for many reasons, not least because it will encourage more readers to get to know this quirky yet endearing character. And while you don’t need to read Olive Kitteridge first, I predict that as soon as you finish Olive, Again, you’ll want to devour everything Strout has written—extending all the way back to 1998, when her first book, Amy and Isabelle, was finally published after hundreds of rejections.
Olive is as refreshing (and sometimes as shocking) as a dip in the waters off the coast of Maine—a heroine who, as Oprah puts it, “doesn’t have the disease to please.” And it’s soul-nourishing to inhabit her hometown of Crosby, Maine, for a spell, where it seems her neighbors all know one another. If you can forgive them of their youthful indiscretions, failed marriages, and assorted scandals and appreciate the way they gather over clam chowder in times of celebration and crisis—you'll be reminded reminded that despite our differences, we’re all in this crazy world together.
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Thierry Olive (The love is in the meadow): he reveals his salary as star of the
fairs When he does not is not in his farm or on TV sets, Thierry Olive connects appearances in festivals and fairs. The former candidate of Love is in the meadow is very well paid for his benefits.
This is without a doubt the most famous farmer of Love is in the meadow: Thierry Olive, candidate of season 7 of the M6 program, has never really left the world of show biz. Seen in several shows, including Fort Boyard and Top Chef, he does not intend to leave the screens. "There, I'm going to shoot a format where I'm going to travel across France and talk about food, local products, junk food, it's important! We will see if a channel wants to buy it, "he says this week at. Annie's husband loves television: he even wanted to participate in Danse with the stars, but has unfortunately prevented him from participating. When he does not shine in front of the cameras, Thierry Olive took advantage of his notoriety to make a living.
Six years after his first appearance on M6, his fans are still numerous: they are even ready to travel to meet him at fairs and festivals. "I am asked in all departments, I have contracts all year! On April 22, I am at a fair near Orleans. The other time, I had a contract in Aveyron, people had made 3 hours of road to come to see me! ", Rejoices Thierry Olive. Apparitions for which he asks a beautiful seal, as he amused himself with Télé-Loisirs: "The Miss France takes 10,000 euros to come on an event, I take 3000, but for her there No more people than for me!
Like a true reality TV star who shoots his nights out, Thierry Olive makes a good living with his shows . The farmer started to set up this business in 2012, shortly after. At the time, , the village in which his union had been celebrated. Guy Nicolle, the mayor, wanted him to participate in the fall fair. After accepting at first, Thierry Olive had asked 300 euros for his coming. The town hall had refused, and he had finally retracted. Mr. Le Maire did not hide his annoyance, he who had done so much for the farmer: "For his marriage, we took orders, we prepared everything upstream with the police to make sure everything went well. I did well, I had communal staff working on this famous Saturday, and we had to clean the whole place after the passage of this huge crowd, not to mention that all our plants in the planters next to the church were trampled. I thought it was a fair return for things to come graciously ... "He was wrong.
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