Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The United States' founders may have championed the "pursuit of happiness," but American authors have been far more interested in the pursuit of unhappiness. Apparently taking their cue from Thoreau's insistence that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," later writers have labored to uncover the despair behind the ostensible prosperity and …
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