Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator Tiina Nunnally
First Written 1920
Genre Fiction
Origin Norway
Publisher Penguin Classics
ISBN-10 0141180412
My Copy cheap penguin paperback
First Read December 06, 2016

Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath

I've been meaning to read this, Sigrid Unset's epic, for a while. It was great! I was surprised at how emotionally true-to-life it is, and just delighted by some very deft shifts in perspective in the last third of the book. Of course, while the story is ostensibly headstrong Kristin's romance with Erlend, he's such a tool that you're rooting for Kristin to do ANYTHING but marry this guy. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next two books.

Noted on December 16, 2016

It’s a good thing when you don’t dare do something if you don’t think it’s right. But it’s not good when you think something’s not right because you don’t dare do it.

Quoted on December 16, 2016

Ex Libris Kirkland is a super-self-absorbed reading journal made by Matt Kirkland. Copyright © 2001 - .
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