DESCRIPTION FROM NETGALLEY:
In the beginning of the book, the introduction is written by Jane Smiley. The English translation (from Norwegian) is done by Tina Nunnally. This introduction explains that this author is known for being able to write stories about older women (with kids, too) even though it did not reflect her life, and they are very correct in saying that. It is said she has an ability to write with feeling and experience for any age. This holds true in what I read, although for what this young author has gone through in her young life would allow for this ability. She had a tough upbringing with her father dying at the age of forty, leaving her the daughter of a single mother. I have to say the writing in this book was so beautiful, right now I would go out and search for ALL of her books to read because of the beauty of her writing and how she captured my mind into this story immediately. This was a page turner for me from the moment I started reading it.
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