Monday, August 06, 2012

"...shades of both Sigrid Undset and Willa Cather." Oleanna review + give@way #histnov

Audra at Unabridged Chick has reviewed Oleanna and has some incredibly kind things to say:

There's elegant restraint in how Rose articulates love and loss, passion and madness, the rhythm of farm life, the quietude of rural Norway. In this book, I saw shades of both Sigrid Undset and Willa Cather...Even if you aren't typically a historical fiction fan, consider this novel -- it's a wonderful snapshot of a place and a time set in tradition but uprooted by enormous transition. A story of ordinary women, unique and astounding in their own way, that will charm and captivate.

She's also kindly offered to host a giveaway. There are two copies of Oleanna available to international entrants; simply fill in the form at Audra's site by August 31.

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