Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder (born 8 August 1952) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world.
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The Ringmasters Daughter by Jostein Gaarder by Jostein Gaarder
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From the author of SOPHIES WORLD A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read SHE. Panina Manina a trapeze artist falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her he notices an amulet of amber around her neck the same trinket he had given his own lost child who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter a precocious child and fantasist and perhaps Jostein Gaarders most intriguing character since Sophie.  read more
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The Castle in the Pyrenees by Jostein Gaarder by Jostein Gaarder
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Two former lovers are brought back together ...but can they really trust their pasts The new novel from the bestselling author of SOPHIES WORLD. Through five intense years in the 1970s Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together. Then they suddenly parted ways for reasons that are unclear to both. In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway. It is a place they both have fond memories from and their meeting turns out to be fateful.  read more
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Through a Glass Darkly by Jostein Gaarder by Jostein Gaarder
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Conversations about life and death between a girl and an angel. Its almost Christmas. Cecilia lies sick in bed as her family bustle around her to make her last Christmas as special as possible. Cecilia has cancer. An angel steps through her window. So begins a spirited and engaging series of conversations between Cecelia and her angel. As the sick girl thinks about her life and prepares for her death she changes subtly in herself and in her relationships with her family. Jostein Gaarde  read more
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Maya by Jostein Gaarder
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A chance meeting on the Fijian island of Taveuni is the trigger for a fascinating and mysterious novel that intertwines the stories of John Spooke, an English author who is grieving for his dead wife; Frank Andersen, a Norwegian evolutionary biologist estranged from his wife Vera, and an enigmatic Spanish couple, Ana and Jose, who are absorbed in their love for each other. Their stories are so strewn with mysteries and illusions that it is hard to say where one ends and the next begins, or if the accounts the characters give of themselves can be believed. Why does Ana bear such a close resemblance to the model for Goya's famous Maja paintings? What is the significance of the Joker as he steps out of his pack of cards? As the action moves from Fiji to Spain, from the present to the past, unfolding further stories within the stories, the novel reveals an astonishing richness and complexity. Maya debates and unravels the questions that give meaning to the lives of the characters - and to our own. At the same time it explores our ideas of the necessity for love.As bold and imaginative in its sweep as Sophie's World, it shows again that Jostein Gaarder's unique and special gift is to make us wonder at the awe-inspiring mystery of the universe.  read more
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Through a Glass Darkly by Jostein Gaarder
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The Ringmaster's Daughter by Jostein Gaarder
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From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.  read more
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
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Sophie's Journal: Journal and Book of Days by Jostein Gaarder
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This 'Book of Days' is illustrated with paintings, illuminated manuscripts and specially commissioned art and has quotations from famous philosophers and space for the owners' own thoughts.  read more
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The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
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Hans Thomas, on his way to visit his mother in Greece, is given a magnifying glass by a dwarf in Switzerland, with the advice that he might need it. The boy finds a minute book in his bread roll, which he reads with the magnifying glass, and is soon set on an adventure beyond imagining.  read more
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