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Hanna's Daughters: A Novel of Three Generations

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Publisher Comments:

Sweeping through one hundred years of Scandinavian history, this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women — a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter — whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, the sacrifices, compromises, and rewards in the relationships between men and women, and the patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. If you have ever wanted to connect with the past, or rediscover family, Hanna's Daughters will strike a chord in your heart.

Review:

"Brilliant...Hanna's Daughters outlines the lives of three generations of women and their complicated relationships with one another." USA Today

Review:

"I loved Hanna's Daughters from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down....Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters." Judith Guest, Author of Ordinary People and Errand

Review:

"An uplifting family saga...Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex...chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves....Its message of reconciliation is transcendent." People

Review:

"[A]n unerringly perceptive portrait of women in the flux of Scandinavian history. In this English translation, however, it gets off to a slow start, hobbled by spare prose and often stiff dialogue." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Despite occasionally overbearing feminism, this Scandinavian story of a century of sweeping changes believably characterizes three generations of a family while keeping the drama intimate enough for readers to empathize." Kevin Grandfield, Booklist

Review:

"I loved Hanna's Daughters from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down....Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters." Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People and Errands

Synopsis:

A family saga that was a bestseller in Europe, this is the story of three generations of women: Hanna, born in 1871, raped at 12, then married; Johanna, who has no use for the kind of domestic life her mother embraced; and Anna, a writer in search of her roots.

About the Author

Marianne Fredriksson's novels have sold more than two million copies in her native Sweden. Hanna's Daughters is her first U.S. publication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345433497
Author:
Fredriksson, Marianne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Women - Scandinavia - Family relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.24x5.45x.82 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345433497 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant...Hanna's Daughters outlines the lives of three generations of women and their complicated relationships with one another."
"Review" by , "I loved Hanna's Daughters from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down....Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters."
"Review" by , "An uplifting family saga...Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex...chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves....Its message of reconciliation is transcendent."
"Review" by , "[A]n unerringly perceptive portrait of women in the flux of Scandinavian history. In this English translation, however, it gets off to a slow start, hobbled by spare prose and often stiff dialogue."
"Review" by , "Despite occasionally overbearing feminism, this Scandinavian story of a century of sweeping changes believably characterizes three generations of a family while keeping the drama intimate enough for readers to empathize."
"Review" by , "I loved Hanna's Daughters from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down....Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters."
"Synopsis" by , A family saga that was a bestseller in Europe, this is the story of three generations of women: Hanna, born in 1871, raped at 12, then married; Johanna, who has no use for the kind of domestic life her mother embraced; and Anna, a writer in search of her roots.
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