A piece of Norwegian women's history told in an intriguing and tender way.
This moving novel takes place during the summer of 1840 at Stenberg, a farm belonging to the county governor Lauritz Weidemann. Weidemann was one of the founding fathers of Norway and a powerful patriarch. The story focuses mainly on his three daughters, Bolly, Nahyda og Amalie, who live quite privileged lives at the farm, but under a strict regime. The Sisters of Stenberg is based on real life events.
Author Elin Tinholt is not the first to be inspired by the three sisters at Stenberg. One of Norway's first novels, Amtmannens døtre,vby the feminist pioneer Camilla Collett, is also said to be based on the sisters.
A prose that is tender, beautiful, fragile and sore (...)
The reading experience is a pure pleasure.