Tuesday, January 29, 2008

check it out! Books

The winner of the coveted Independent Fiction Award, Out Stealing Horses is a Norwegian novel about boyhood and adulthood, fathers and sons. Per Petterson's moving tale is set at a remote cabin on the Swedish Norwegian border. Sixty-seven year-old Trond has moved there after losing his wife three years earlier, and it is in this setting that he reflects back on his 15th summer, the last time he ever saw his father.

The Irish Times calls this "A special miracle of a book....The genius of this beautiful, candid work lies in its tone of gentle, if at times angry, reflection. There is no sentimentality, no easy nostalgia, only truths and an honest response to the experience." This is truely a wonderful book that is hard to put down; I highly recommend it.

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