We are happy to announce that a new, more extensive English sample of Minna Lindgren‘s commercial and critical success, Death in Twilight Grove (Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013), is now available. Translated into English by Lola Rogers, the sample comprises the first 76 pages of the novel.
Death in Twilight Grove is the first entry in the Twilight Grove Trilogy, a satirical mystery series that narrates life inside and around a Helsinki retirement home through the eyes of three bright, spirited and inquisitive ladies in their 90s. The trilogy also includes Escape from Twilight Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos May 2014) and The End of Twilight Grove (working title, Teos 2015).
“Death in Twilight Grove is an entertaining mystery with a cast of eccentric characters that immediately felt like old friends. It ‘s an unusual mix of zany slapstick, pointed social criticism, and heart-touching pathos like nothing I’ve read before. A witty, delightful book.”
-Translator Lola Rogers
Escape from Twilight Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, May 2014), part II in the trilogy, debuted in Finland this spring and jumped straight to national bestseller lists. The book has also been universally praised by bloggers and critics.
“Lindgren is a virtuoso with language. She pokes fun at today’s speech that is often clichéd and void of substance…one of most impressive displays of skill is articulating seemingly trendy, accepted truths that one can’t argue against, but whose accuracy the reader is nevertheless forced to question in light of the book’s events.”
–Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
RIGHTS SOLD: THE TWILIGHT GROVE TRILOGY
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Film rights: Yellow Film & TV
English sample of book 1 (the first 76 pages of the novel)
English synopses of books 1-3
Finnish editions of books 1-2
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