Books by Barbara Haveland

THE CONQUEROR by Jan Kjærstad
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Think of it as Kafka-meets-Billy Connolly, and you're almost there. Sly, intelligent and a pleasure for fans of philosophically inclined literature."
From Norwegian novelist and short-story writer Kjærstad, a gloomy investigation of how the past spills into the present, and why otherwise nice Norwegians would be moved to murder. This book is the second volume in the Wergeland trilogy. Read full book review >
GRACE by Linn Ullmann
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2001

"Well-written—though elusive—literary travel through interior country: Jensen's US debut is a cut above the usual slide-show travelogue."
A thoughtful, if at times ponderous, passage through blood-soaked terrain. Read full book review >
PRINCE by Ib Michael
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Ib Michael's fiction."
This beguiling and mysterious tale, the first of its veteran Danish author's novels to reach English translation, is a richly imagined, if structurally suspect, fusion of romance, bildungsroman, and ghost story. Read full book review >