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The Resource Often I Am Happy, Jens Christian Gr?ndahl, (electronic resource)

Often I Am Happy, Jens Christian Gr?ndahl, (electronic resource)

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Often I Am Happy
Title
Often I Am Happy
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Jens Christian Gr?ndahl
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eng
Summary
This elegant and nuanced literary gem explores the intricacies of friendship, secrets, and two marriages, for fans of The Dinner and Dept. of Speculation . "Often I am happy and yet I want to cry; / For no heart fully shares my joy." -B.S. Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love
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When her husband, Georg, passes away, 70-year-old Ellinor, in desperate need to confide in someone, starts addressing her long-dead best friend, Anna, who was also Georg’s first wife, and finds it meaningful to finally divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past
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10562450
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BT
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1959-
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Gr?ndahl, Jens Christian
Dewey number
839.81374
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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1959-
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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adult
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Often I Am Happy, Jens Christian Gr?ndahl, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781478970958
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e80e53dc-b44f-41b3-9e79-eb0ac18bdc44
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  • other
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
Often I Am Happy, Jens Christian Gr?ndahl, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478970958
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e80e53dc-b44f-41b3-9e79-eb0ac18bdc44
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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