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The Orange Girl
The Orange Girl | Jostein Gaarder
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From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a modern fairy tale with a philosophical twist. 'My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then. I never thought I'd hear from him again, but now we're writing a book together' To Georg Red, his father is no more than a shadow, a distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some pages stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a story, 'The Orange Girl'. But 'The Orange Girl' is no ordinary story - it is a riddle from the past and centres around an incident in his father's youth. One day he boarded a tram and was captivated by a beautiful girl standing in the aisle, clutching a huge paper bag of luscious-looking oranges. Suddenly the tram gave a jolt and he stumbled forward, sending the oranges flying in all directions. The girl simply hopped off the tram leaving Georg's father with arms full of oranges. Now, from beyond the grave, he is asking his son to help him finally solve the puzzle of her identity.
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The Orange Girl | Jostein Gaarder
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Although I struggled with Gaarder's other book, Sophie's World, I really liked this shorter novel. I was glad I didn't read many reviews prior to reading this, as some gave away too many philosophical details. (The graphic above shows the first edition Norwegian book cover.)

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I loved this 4 stars

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One of my favorite books and a reread this year 🍊
It's the classic tale of boy falling in love with girl, and the story is like a modern fairytale 🧡

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Uma história muito comovente! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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