Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Two Copies of Oleanna: You Still Have Time!

The lovely Audra at Unabridged Chick is giving away two copies of Oleanna. This U.S. and international giveaway is open through 8/31.

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. Rose's story of a strong woman at an isolated Norwegian farm reminded me immediately of Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter while the novel's theme of emigration, place, and identity felt like a companion to Cather's O Pioneers!.

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