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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme | Lars Mytting
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By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery - he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death - a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all. Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey - from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France - to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century. Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett
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TrishB
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#treesinthetitle #deardecember
Unread on my kindle!

Eggs Pretty🌲❤️ 2mo
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Cathythoughts
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#AyUpAugust #DownInTheWoods I picked this up last year .... I havnt read yet 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Looks good 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen This book is meant to be fabulous. Can‘t wait to read your review. I hope you read it soon 😘 5mo
squirrelbrain This is meant to be great isn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! 5mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain ahhh great to hear 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
LeahBergen It sounds good! 5mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it does , but it‘s not really in the picture at the moment 😬😬😬 way down the list. Now I feel guilty... 🙄 5mo
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Siri_reads
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I highly recommend this book! #WW1 #WW2 #norwegian #norway #shetland

Texreader I got this one for Christmas a couple years ago but haven‘t read it yet. I‘ll need to move it up my tbr list 6mo
Siri_reads @Texreader yes, you really should. I‘m so glad I finally took the time to read it! 6mo
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Next up!

hilded Denne er på lista mi også, gleder meg til den - har hørt mye fint om den ? 6mo
Siri_reads @hilded Nå er jeg ferdig med boka. Jeg anbefaler den virkelig! ❤️ 6mo
hilded Takk, så bra ? 6mo
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Clare_Riley
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Such a beautifully told and well translated novel! The descriptions of the farm in Norway that Edvard the main character comes from, along with those of both the Shetland Islands and the Somme are so evocative. It‘s a mystery and a coming of age - Edvard wants to find out what happened to his parents when they died, and he leaves the insular security of his grandfathers farm to do that. Well worth a read!!

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Cathythoughts
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Heading to Copenhagen for the Halloween weekend with my daughters. Very excited 😊. Has anyone read this one , set in Norway ?? Thought I‘d bring it .... if I get Litsy approval ...

TrishB Not read! 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish , I know nothing about it 🤷🏻‍♀️except Norway 🇳🇴.... I‘ll have a backup plan 👍🏻 1y
TrishB I have it but just not got to it! So obviously we‘ve both been drawn to it! It‘s expensive to buy books in Copenhagen so make sure you take others or your kindle.....just in case! 1y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thankyou! Your a pet ! I‘ll be ok , my girls will want my attention & im a slow reader. And if I get a chance it will be nice to get a book in Copenhagen.... we won‘t have much time there ... long weekend. Hope you are ok after getting back to work 👍🏻 1y
TrishB I just wanted to go to bed when I got in but my niece was here! Luckily it was good news as she‘s just got engaged and was asking my daughter to be bridesmaid - so excitement all round 😁 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB well that‘s very exciting! Good news is the best medicine ... how wonderful ... that is something to look forward to 1y
TrishB It‘s lovely 💕 she‘s my fav niece (I can say that here no ones looking!). Wedding will be 2020, my daughters excited that she‘ll also be over 18 for the hen party (holiday!). 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB no ones looking 😂. So true! It all sounds perfect timing .. hen party & all ... great news X 1y
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts - I saw this in the shop the other day and thought it sounded intriguing, but resisted! Hope you have a fab holiday! @TrishB congrats to your niece (and daughter!) 1y
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thankyou! I got it on the “ Deal” ( buy one / get one half -price ) & because set in Norway ... who knows ?! It could be good 😊 1y
TrishB @squirrelbrain thank you 😘 1y
youneverarrived Ohh Copenhagen! Exciting. You‘ll have to post pics 😘 1y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks ! I‘m excited & will definitely post pics 😘 1y
Cinfhen This book was featured at Waterstone‘s 😍 1y
Cinfhen And congrats @TrishB missed the exciting news 💍 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen thank you 😁 she‘s a lovely young woman! 1y
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Tereses
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Really enjoying this, channelling my Norwegian heritage. ARC courtesy #netgalley

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Gaelle2868
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A young man‘s journey to solve the mystery of his parents death when he was 4 yrs old and of self discovery along the way. Beautifully written, this book had me engaged from the first page to the last.

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Texreader
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Husband surprised me with another Christmas present tonight that was on back order.

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 I want to read this too. 2y
Librosycafe I love when your significant other does things like that. 2y
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MichaelKwan
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The short summary is: After his grandfather's death, a young man looks to solve the mystery of his parents' deaths in a quest that takes him from a small farm in Norway to the storm-wracked Shetland islands to the battlefields of the Somme. It's that and so much more. Beautifully written and translated. Very possibly the best book I have read this entire year.

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Bailed after the first three chapters. It started out so good and seemed like it was going to be a lush, literary novel; unfortunately, it soon shrank down to a mere mystery story, with all that genre‘s annoying conventions. No thank you.

LeahBergen And I know how you feel about mysteries. 😆 2y
Tamra 😑 Shoot - I really liked the premise & setting. 2y
Nebklvr Oh,no!! It sounded so good 2y
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shawnmooney
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Another one I bought the other day not knowing a thing about it and I haven‘t been able to stop thinking about it since! A brand new translation of a 2014 novel out of Norway.

saresmoore Ooooh. 2y
LeahBergen This is a beauty and sounds good, too. I can't wait to hear if I have to buy it. 😉 2y
Tamra I‘d be taken in with that cover too! 2y
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annzah
Simma med de drunknade | Lars Mytting

Listening to this little gem for a digital book circle - I'm privileged to be able to listen at work, but can't help but wishing I was out for a long walk instead... 📚💙

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Leaerfurth
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Leaerfurth Love, love, love! It simply has to be translated so it can be discovered by the rest of the world! 😍 4y
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Klaartje
De vlamberken | Lars Mytting
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Lars Mytting is in Scandinavië een veel geprezen auteur, en dat is niet voor niets. Mooie zinnen en een intrigerend verhaal. Een jongetje, een familiegeschiedenis, een geheim en een ontrafeling die de grote Europese tragedies van de 20e eeuw aandoend.