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Happy Times in Norway

2013
Author:

Sigrid Undset

Happy Times in Norway

Preserving a glorious picture of Norway before the Nazi occupation—from the 1928 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Happy Times in Norway is a moving and delicately humorous picture of Sigrid Undset’s blissful home life before her nation fell to the Nazi occupation. Infused with the wish that those cherished days could return, Undset captures the excitement of a Norwegian Christmas, the Seventeenth of May, summer in the idyllic mountains, and the chaotic adventure of raising two energetic boys.

So simple, so unassuming in spirit is this account that we quite forget it is about the home of one of the world’s greatest writers.

New York Times

Happy Times in Norway is a moving and delicately humorous picture of Undset’s own blissful home life before her nation fell to the Nazi occupation. Captured here is the excitement of a Norwegian Christmas, the Seventeenth of May, and summer in the idyllic mountains, as well as the chaotic adventure of raising two energetic boys. With vivid detail and illuminating descriptions of the landscape, Happy Times in Norway is infused with the wish that those cherished days could come again.

Happy Times in Norway

Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) was a prolific Norwegian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928, and is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. From 1940 to 1945, she lived in the United States in exile because of the German occupation of Norway. She is best known for her epic medieval trilogy, Kristin Lavransdatter.

Happy Times in Norway

So simple, so unassuming in spirit is this account that we quite forget it is about the home of one of the world’s greatest writers.

New York Times

Ageless and timeless; a rare book for the whole family.

Horn Book Review