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Author Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959- author.

Title Often I am happy : a novel / Jens Christian Grøndahl ; translated by the author.

Publication Info. New York : Twelve, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC GRO    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FICTION GRONDAHL    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC GRO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F GRONDAHL    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  FIC GRO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 169 pages ; 20 cm
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Summary "This elegant and nuanced literary gem explores the intricacies of friendship, secrets, and two marriages, for fans of The Dinner and Dept. of Speculation.</strong> </br></br> "Often I am happy and yet I want to cry; / For no heart fully shares my joy."--B.S. Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959- -- Translations into English.
Widows -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Contemporary Women.
FICTION -- Family Life.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life.
Added Title Tit er jeg glad. English
ISBN 9781455570072 (hardback)
1455570079 (hardback)

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