Change Over Time: Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge invites readers into the lives of the residents of Crosby, Maine, and most intimately into the lives of teacher Olive Kitteridge and pharmacist Henry Kitteridge. Oliver and Henry are perfectly situated in the town to observe, and to be observed by, other residents. Hopeful moments flicker through the fog of whatContinue reading “Change Over Time: Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge”

“Time Passes”: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse is the reason I love Virginia Woolf. It chronicles grief, consciousness, memory, how these are tied intimately to a place, and how people handle change over time. The first section of the book, “The Window,” sets up the relationships among the characters, traces the geography (both human and physical) surrounding the narrative,Continue reading ““Time Passes”: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”