Daily Archive: September 8, 2007

More Norwegian Literature

I just finished Anne B Ragde’s Berlinerpoplene. It is available as Berlin Poplars in English if you prefer of course! This family drama is not like other family dramas. The story of these three brothers is gripping. It is stark and warm at the same time. Set in the north of Norway on the farm that has been in the family for generations, it weaves a story with unforgettable characters. It is both stark and warm at the same time. Ragde treats her characters with a gentleness that lets them unfurl on the pages in all their strengths and weaknesses. I absolutely loved this book … I think everyone should have it! The link on my Shelfari bookshelf on the left should take you to where you can get a copy.