This novel tells about a lady called Olive Ketteridge who seems to live an ordinary life with her husband Henry. They have a son called Christopher who seems to always be distant with them. She talks about her neighbours and old friends she has over the years. Each chapter tells a story of people in her life. It is set on a small seaside town in America. This is a thought provoking novel. I would recommend this to anybody to read. The descriptions of people has you seeing this person and nodding when she describes people's mannerisms. This is a good read.