NBCC Reads: Lizzie Skurnick Picks Elizabeth Strout

In literature, the unreliable narrator gets all of the attention—though far more interesting a creation is the truly unlikable narrator, to say nothing of one the reader still identifies and empathizes with, deeply. Such an animal is Olive Kitteridge, the heroine of Strout’s eponymous follow-up to her justly praised Amy & Isabelle.
— Lizzie Skurnick, Critical Mass, The blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors