Books by Anne Born

TO SIBERIA by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A spare, lyrical novel from Norwegian author Petterson (Out Stealing Horses, 2007, etc.) that possesses historical breadth and a remarkable sense of immediacy."
The Danish response to Nazi Germany before and during World War II forms the backdrop for this coming-of-age novel—first published in 1996 in Norway—that covers 13 years in the life of a young girl. Read full book review >
OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Haunting, minimalist prose and expert pacing give this quiet story from Norway native Petterson (In the Wake, 2006, etc.) an undeniably authoritative presence."
An aging loner remembers a childhood summer that marked a lifetime of loss. Read full book review >
AN ALTERED LIGHT by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Should help to consolidate Grøndahl's following among English-speaking readers."
A marriage crumbles after 30 years, allowing the wife to find her own identity at last in this elegiac, maturely affecting work from the masterly Danish novelist (Lucca, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
LUCCA by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"The author makes something new of this overfamiliar material because his characters really are interesting people, and contrives an ironic finale that's both emotionally gripping and quite credibly open-ended."
The Danish author (Silence in October, 2001) returns with a moody, intermittently quite affecting 1998 novel. Read full book review >
SILENCE IN OCTOBER by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This very accomplished fiction also employs imagery drawn from cinema and theater to evoke the tactics by which its characters compulsively live: selectivity, hyperbole, and (especially) fabrication."
Were he still directing, Ingmar Bergman might have made a memorable film from this claustrophobic and emotionally charged portrayal of a destroyed marriage and its complex emotional fallout. Read full book review >
ON MODERN MARRIAGE AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS by Isak Dinesen
Released: Nov. 28, 1986

"Both ably serve to untangle what is, after all, a rather confusing piece of philosophy."
An early speculative essay by the author of Out of Africa, stretched into a book with extensive notes and long essays serving as both foreward and afterword. Read full book review >