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Alberta and Freedom
Alberta and Freedom | Cora Sandel
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Lindy
Alberta & Freedom | Cora Sandel
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My favourite book in October is the one tagged. If you are curious about the other 7 books that I rated 5 stars on Goodreads, they‘re on my monthly stats blog post: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2022/11/october-2022-reading-stats-and-booktube...

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Lindy
Alberta and Freedom | Cora Sandel
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Sunday Reads, October 16: audiobook nonfiction; French language ecofeminism; plus early 20th century feminist fiction from Norway
https://youtu.be/gHRU9rpAtgI

#BookTube #WIT #CanLit en français

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Lindy
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I was blown away by this autobiographical novel set in Paris in the early 20th century. The writing is so strong, so evocative, and Alberta is a singular character. She‘s clear about what she rejects, which is pretty much everything expected of her gender & class. What she doesn‘t know is exactly how to move forward creatively, but she‘s determined to figure that out. A beautiful translation from Norwegian by Elizabeth Rokken. #WIT

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“I have always been of the opinion that no more needs to be expected of an author than that they should write books.”
-Cora Sandel, quoted in the introduction to the tagged novel

merelybookish Such a fascinating woman! I read this back in August and loved it. Still have book 3 to read. 4mo
Lindy @merelybookish Agreed! I‘m definitely moving on to book 3. 4mo
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Book 2 of the Alberta trilogy is a heartbreaker. Alberta, her parents now dead, has moved to Paris. She leads an aimless life, fraternizing with artists, staying in seedy lodgings, scribbling on scraps of paper but unable to write in a dedicated way. But what does freedom mean? Is not doing a kind of freedom, especially for a woman? Frustrating and yet powerful too.

merelybookish I forgot to add this fits for #wit month and for the year 1931 of the #192025 challenge. @Librarybelle 6mo
Librarybelle Frustrating and powerful…good description! 6mo
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"Alberta had always had many forms of idling. She frittered away time with virtuosity."
Same, Alberta. Same.

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LeahBergen 😍 3y
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TrishB Beautiful ♥️ 3y
Anna40 Agree with @TrishB - Beautiful. Do you like the book? 3y
shawnmooney @TrishB @Anna40 I read the first volume of her Alberta trilogy last year and adored it. Now that I‘m quite a ways into this the second book I am the verge of declaring her my favorite writer. 🥰😍 3y
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TrishB Wow 😮 that‘s some recommendation. 3y
Anna40 I will start off with the first volume. What's it's title? Thank you! - I'm currently in a fiction reading rut, so need something great to lift me out of it :) 3y
shawnmooney @Anna40 sorry, I just saw this now. The first volume is called Alberta and Jacob. I ordered the whole set directly from the publisher peterowen.com. Happy reading! 3y
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