Where White Lilies Grow (Innbundet)


Jorid Mathiassen

Norwegian title: Der hvite liljer vokser
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 288
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202684679
Overview Der hvite liljer vokser

After a devastating break-up, Linnea is aching to get out of Oslo and start over someplace else. When Linnea’s best friend offers to let her stay in an old house in Northern Norway, set on a small island, Linnea finds herself backing her bags. The big house with a beautiful garden belonged to her friend’s great-aunt Marie, who lived there in solitude until her recent death.

Linnea has no idea what awaits her when she arrives on the windy little island in the pitch-black of a stormy winter evening. But one day, she stumbles upon a small clock that leads her to discover a dramatic story. It has to do with Marie’s past, and why she lived all by herself for so many years.

The storyline plays out across two periods of time, but as Linnea discovers more about Marie's dramatic past, her own life will also take a new turn.

Where White Lilies Grow is a beautiful, breath-taking story about the brutality of war and the power of lifelong love.

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Reviews Der hvite liljer vokser

Hjerte og smerte i norsk feelgood-satsning 01.04.2022

«Mathiassen var i mange år feelgood-dronningen Lucinda Rileys norske forlagsredaktør på Cappelen Damm, og Rileys stil og fortellergrep har nok vært en inspirasjon.»

«Jorid Mathiassen har åpenbart et brennende engasjert hjerte for sitt stoff som er viktig og mektig. Hun har gjort research og skrevet en kort roman om store temaer.»

Guri Hjeltnes, VG

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Author Jorid Mathiassen

Jorid Mathiassen (b. 1965) grew up on the Helgeland coast up north, and now lives in Oslo. She has a major in Nordic language and literature from the University of Oslo and has the last ten years worked as a publishing editor at Cappelen Damm, and currently at Strawberry Publishing. Prior to being a publishing editor, she worked as a journalist in the magazine Bok & samfunn. Where the White Lilies Grow is her debut novel.

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