The Gooseberry Sisters (Innbundet)


Siri Østli

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