"They don't need to be invited, they can just come." [...] "Olive, sometimes people like to be invited. I, for example, would have loved to be invited to your house on many occasions, but you've not invited me except for that one time when I asked you to take me over. And so I have felt rebuffed. Do you see that?"
Olive exhaled loudly. "You could have called."
"Olive, I just told you I did call. I called you a couple of times, and because you turned off your friggin' answering machine, you didn't know I called." [...] "Only pointing out here that people can't read your mind.
Elizabeth Strout – Olive, Again (2019)
Penguin Random House UK (2019)