Heidi Linde
That Kind of Family

There’s little love lost between three siblings, Dyveke, Benedikte and Steffen, and apart from their absent drunk of a father, they have nothing in common either.

But when their father is on his deathbed, the three siblings are torn away from the chaos of their everyday lives and forced to contend with each other.

But are we duty-bound to give care just because we’re family?

And is blood always thicker than water?

That Kind of Family is a life-affirming novel about loyalty and loss, forgiveness and solace – about which truths count when our memories don’t match up.

And do we spend the rest of our lives searching for what was missing from our childhoods?

Heidi Linde

Heidi Linde
Carl Christian Raabe

Heidi Linde (born 1973) is a genuinely talented writer, and writes a warm, yet vivid prose about characters that will touch your heart.

She has been a rising star since her debut novel Under the Table (2002) made it to the main selection in Norway’s major book club, but her big breakthrough came with her third novel, Yes, We Can! (2011).

She is also one of few plot driven women writers to traverse the gender gap; the reviewers obviously see her as a writer for both men and women (and compare her to giants like Nick Hornby and Jonathan Frantzen).

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Edited December 08, 2023 by Gyldendal Agency