The Gooseberry Sisters (Innbundet)


Siri Østli

Norwegian title: Stikkelsbærsøstre
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 320
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202470845
Kategori: UpLit
Overview Stikkelsbærsøstre

Sisters Marilyn and Marlene are both named after Hollywood stars. But that is where the similarity ends.

Marlene is the one with her life in perfect control – anything from fashion and her house to her life partner and ovulation. Still it is the enchanting 'My' who finds it easier to make friends – and have children.

But as we enter the narrative, it is My that we feel sorry for. She has lost both her husband and her home – not to mention her self-confidence. All of this because her playboy-type husband cheated with the nanny. Together with her daughter Amanda, My has moved back in with her mother. This is where she learn to know the gossipers, the pony-tail-man and the child protection services. But she also learns to stand up straight when everything around her falls to pieces.

Charming and well written!
This is a charming book, easy to read, funny and well written. It has a colourful character gallery and just the right amount of complications. I am again struck by how brilliantly Siri Østlie master this genre.

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Reviews Stikkelsbærsøstre

Sjarmerende og velskrevet

"Dette er en sjarmerende bok, lettlest, humoristisk og velskrevet. Med et frodig persongalleri og en passe dose forviklinger.(...) Jeg blir igjen slått av hvor suverent Østli behersker denne sjangeren (...)

Cathrine Krøger, Dagbladet

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Author Siri Østli

Siri Østli is married with five daughters and a university degree in French, Russian and Psychology. She debuted with Across Greenland in High Heels in 2009, and has since then received excellent reviews a number of feelgood novels. The Christmas Calendar is her latest book, and it takes her authorship in a more uplit direction.

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