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Oleanna

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Description

Set during the separation of Norway from Sweden in 1905, this richly detailed novel of love and loss was inspired by the life of the author's great-great-aunts. 

Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth are the last of their family working their farm deep in the western fjordland. A new century has begun, and the world outside is changing, but in the Sunnfjord their world is as small and secluded as the verdant banks of a high mountain lake. With their parents dead and their brothers all gone to America, the sisters have resigned themselves to a simple life tied to the land and to the ghosts of those who have departed. 

The arrival of Anders, a cotter living just across the farm's border, unsettles Oleanna's peaceful but isolated existence. Sharing a common bond of loneliness and grief, Anders stirs within her the wildness and wanderlust she has worked so hard to tame. When she is confronted with another crippling loss, Oleanna must decide once and for all how to face her past, claim her future, and find her place in a wide new world. 

Oleanna was short-listed in the 2011 Faulkner-Wisdom novel competition.

Customer Reviews

Haunting and memorable

A beautiful tale that speaks far past the edges of Norway; Julie K. Rose captures a woman's haunted heart while unfolding the rugged but calming locale, filling the narrative with an ancient stillness so far removed from today's chaotic, noisy world.

Oleanna
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Jan 15, 2012
  • Publisher: Julie K. Rose
  • Seller: Julie K. Rose
  • Print Length: 275 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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