The Orange Girl

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Orion Publishing Group, 18 oct. 2011 - 160 pagini

From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a modern fairy tale with a philosophical twist.

'My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then. I never thought I'd hear from him again, but now we're writing a book together'

To Georg Røed, his father is no more than a shadow, a distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some pages stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a story, 'The Orange Girl'.

But 'The Orange Girl' is no ordinary story - it is a riddle from the past and centres around an incident in his father's youth. One day he boarded a tram and was captivated by a beautiful girl standing in the aisle, clutching a huge paper bag of luscious-looking oranges. Suddenly the tram gave a jolt and he stumbled forward, sending the oranges flying in all directions. The girl simply hopped off the tram leaving Georg's father with arms full of oranges. Now, from beyond the grave, he is asking his son to help him finally solve the puzzle of her identity.

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Review: The Orange Girl

Comentariu Utilizator  - Rachel - Goodreads

Short review: Mostly, the story was really good, but the ending was a little too comprehensive and tidy for me. The version I read had no markings to indicate perspective shifts, which gave me trouble ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - Roberta - Goodreads

Up until about the last 10 or 20 pages, I would've rated this 3 stars, but the ending is so endearing that I had to raise it to 4. So, here's the question Jan Olav poses to Georg: "Imagine that you ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Despre autor (2011)

JOSTEIN GAARDER was born in Oslo in 1952.
SOPHIE'S WORLD, the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies.
He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books.
He lives in Oslo with his family.

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