Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

zThis book confirmed to me that its our mannerisms and thoughts that matter; the little deeds and nuanced conversations that make the biggest impact. It follows a retired schoolteacher in a small American town as she comes to terms with changes in her life and while she comes across as indomitable, the writing is exquisitely articulate as Olive impacts the people around her. (The Netflix series of this too is wonderful).