The Bell in the Lake

Author(s): Lars Mytting

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'Norway, 1880. In the secluded village of Butangen at the end of the valley, headstrong Astrid dreams of a life beyond marriage, hard work and children. And then Pastor Kai Schweigaard comes into her life, taking over the 700-year-old stave church with its carvings of pagan deities. The two church bells were forged by her forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined sisters Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne, and are said to have supernatural powers. But now the pastor wants to tear it down, to replace it with a modern, larger church. Though Astrid is drawn to him, this may be a provocation too far. Talented architecture student Gerhard Sch├Ânauer arrives from Dresden to oversee the removal of the church and its reconstruction in the German city. Everything about elegant Sch├Ânauer is so different, so cosmopolitan. Astrid must make a choice: for her homeland and the pastor, or for a daunting and uncertain future in Germany. Then the bells begin to toll...


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  • : 9780857059383
  • : Quercus
  • : MacLehose Press
  • : September 2019
  • : books

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  • : Lars Mytting
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  • : Paperback
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