First Edition Points and Criteria for Olive Kitteridge

Year Published: 2008
Author Last Name: Strout
Author First Name: Elizabeth
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $25.00
Pages: 270

FIRST EDITION is stated below number line "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Board are beige with tan spine. Back dust jacket flap has photo of author. Back dust jacket has four reviews beginning with one by Ann Packer.

The paperback edition also ends on page 270, however it has an additional Reader's Guide which was not published in the first edition. This extends the paperback edition to 286 pages (or 287 if you count the About Author page). The Reader's Guide features a fictious "Conversation with Elizabeth Strout and Olive Kitteridge" which the author added at the urging of the Random House marketing people.

Olive Kitteridge won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Olive Kitteridge.

Picture of the first edition title page for Olive Kitteridge.
Picture of the first edition title page for Olive Kitteridge.

This is the last page of Olive Kitteridge.  Note the page number is 270.
This is the last page of Olive Kitteridge. Note the page number is 270.

The Advance Reader's Edition of Olive Kitteridge features artwork that the author did
The Advance Reader's Edition of Olive Kitteridge features artwork that the author did not like, and so it was not used for the first edition. This cover and the first edition cover were both designed by Dana Leigh Blanchette.

This is the back of the Advance Reader's Edition of Olive Kitteridge.  The quotes
This is the back of the Advance Reader's Edition of Olive Kitteridge. The quotes were for Abide with Me, and Amy and Isabelle. They did not make it to the first edition.

Autograph: Signature of Elizabeth Strout.
Autograph: Signature of Elizabeth Strout.



Other first edition points for books by Elizabeth Strout include: Amy and Isabelle.

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