Laura Trippi August 2, 2016 Olive Kitteridge On Writing Olive Kitteridge Laura Trippi August 2, 2016 Olive Kitteridge I am always interested in the fact that in small communities people believe they know each other, and yet they know only a sliver of that person. It fascinates me to think of the point of view of every person being different. — Elizabeth Strout on writing Olive Kitteridge, Waterstones Blog Waterstones bookshops in the UK has selected Olive Kitteridge as their Fiction Book of the Month for August. They invited me to write a little something on writing Olive Kitteridge for their blog. So there it is!