Everybody in Crosby Maine knows Olive Kitteridge. Retired maths teacher, mother of one - big, aloof and distinctly unlikeable. But only Henry and Christopher know the real Olive, or think they do. Olive herself is often not sure who she is or what she wants. Through the eyes of the small quiet New England community we learn about Olive's life and so does she. This thought-provoking collection of stories and their main character will stay with you long after you close the book.