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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

By: Lars Mytting,Paul Russell Garrett - translator
Narrated by: Robin Laing
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A family story of epic scale, by the author of Norwegian Wood and The Bell in the Lake.

Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery—he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. 

But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day, a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death—a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all. 

Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey—from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France—to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century.

A Times best seller.

Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett.

©2017 Lars Mytting (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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well developed characters- unpredicable - well researched... i have over 2k audiobooks -- this is in the top fifty

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  • 11-22-22

So unbelievably good

I just can’t put into word how amazing this was so over very single thing about it. So, so good. Exciting, compelling sensitive. Just wonderful.

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  • MRS J
  • 09-07-22

Sixteen Trees

A great read. It lingers long after completion. Seek this book out. Highly recommended. jh

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  • 09-07-22

What a great read

Loved the whole story, the history created and the connection from one family to another