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God's Mercy (The Wolfskin Trilogy #1)

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When Hillevi, a young, inexperienced midwife, moves from the university town of Uppsala to the wilderness of Svartvattnet (Blackwater) to be with her unofficial fiancé, she is ill prepared for what awaits her. In this frigid, austere, and isolated territory, she encounters the overwhelming and unpredictable forces of nature and demoralizing poverty and ignorance while also ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Bison Books (first published 1999)
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Dara Megan
Aug 27, 2015 Dara Megan rated it really liked it
Něco v krátkosti k tomu napsat neumím. Místy skvělé a napínavé, místy nudné, že jsem chtěla přeskakovat stránky. A už nikdy nechci číst bez znaků přímé řeči.. Námět skvělý, zajímavý. Historie krásně podaná, popis úžasný, ale "něco" tomu chybělo... 3,5*
Anna Björklund
Nov 16, 2016 Anna Björklund rated it liked it
Shelves: romaner
Originaltitel: Guds barmhärtighet
#1 i trilogin Vargskinnet

1916 kommer barnmorskan Hillevi med sin hygien och sin välvilja till byn Svartvattnet i Jämtland. Hon möter en hård värld där kvinnor och barn far illa. En liten lappflicka blir hennes fosterbarn. Risten är den som minns i den här berättelsen. Hon är länken mellan levande och döda, och det är hon som kan höra bäckvattnet tala. Där finns också pojken Elis, han som rymmer hemifrån och genom sjukdomen kämpar sig till konstnärernas Berlin.

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Taina Virsula
Oct 30, 2016 Taina Virsula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kirjaa lukiessa tuli hyvä olo. Helppoa, elämänmakuista ja soljuvaa kerrontaa, jossa tuoksuu lappi ja tunturit.
Carolin
Dieses Buch passt in keine Schublade. Es ist ein bisschen Gesellschaftsdrama, ein bisschen Liebesroman, ein bisschen historischer Roman, ein bisschen Krimi - am meisten ist es wohl ein Porträt einer rauen, dunklen Landschaft, einer Gegend rund um das Schwarze Wasser, einem Teich, der irgendwie schon von selbst traurig scheint und der Zeuge verschiedenen Schreckens ist. Dieses Porträt wird anhand dreier Erzählstränge und dreier Lebenslinien gezeichnet: Da gibt es die junge Hebamme, die ganz zu ...more
Kai
A family epic in somber, wintery mid-Sweden in early 20th century, told in an a-chronological way and from a multitude of perspectives. The story revolves around the midwife Hillevi, who leaves her fiancée and with him her urban upbringing behind and trades it in for a rural life in the rough northern areas where is married to a trader. Rough is the country, the weather and the people, be they Swedish, Norwegian or Sami.
When reading the book I had a slight feeling that a lot of the significance
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Susa
May 28, 2012 Susa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Kaunista kuvausta eksoottisilta tuntureilta. Toi monin paikoin mieleen Dinan kirjan. Trilogian avausteokseksi kummallisen vähäsanainen, jäin itse miettimään, mitä annettavaa lopuilla teoksilla voi olla, koska tää ei varsinaisesti tuonut mitään loppuun mutta ei jättänyt mitään liian aukikaan. Lukijan uteliaaksi kiihottaminen puuttui. Paljon henkilöitä, joihin ei tutustuteta liikaa, mutta oikeastaan se on viehättävää: Lapin kansa on hiljaa, sen oppii tuntemaan vasta ajan kanssa.
Iira
May 20, 2012 Iira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Vahvan kaunis. Jotenkin juureva ja ajassaan kiinni, mutta samaan aikaan ajaton. Saa nähdä onko loppuosa trilogiasta yhtä hyvä. Kerstin Ekmanin kieli ja lauseet ovat upeita, samaan aikaan simppeleitä ja rönsyileviä.
Pauliina
Mar 06, 2012 Pauliina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Vaikka olikin ruotsalainen kirjailija ja tarina sijoittui pääasiassa Ruotsiin/Norjaan, niin tässä oli jotain todella suomalaista. Hiljaisuutta ja melankoliaa.
Eli
Nov 04, 2016 Eli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Språkligt en av de bästa romaner jag läst, och en av de svåraste. Recension på bloggen: http://elilaserochskriver.se/guds-bar...
Katherine
Aug 19, 2009 Katherine rated it it was ok
Ultimately, this book was disjointed for me and I didn't feel that I really came to know the characters very well.
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Kerstin Lillemor Ekman is a Swedish novelist.
She began her career with a string of successful detective novels (among others De tre små mästarna ("The Three Little Masters") and Dödsklockan ("The Death Clock")) but later went on to persue psychological and social themes. Among her later works are Mörker och blåbärsris ("Darkness and Blueberries"), set in northern Sweden, and Händelser vid vatten (
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