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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires.

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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing.

This U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original.

"You don’t need to have a wood-burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat." ---The Boston Globe

"A simple, elegant book about how to fell trees – about how to move the timber and then split and stack the logs in the most efficient, aesthetic ways . . . it is one of those books, full of lush, earthy photos, about which people seem to become almost evangelical." ---The Guardian

"Narrator Matthew Davies's pleasing British accent and accurate-sounding Norwegian pronunciations are a great match for this conversational translation of Mytting's work." ---AudioFile

Norwegian Wood

Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Author Lars Mytting

Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Publication date Oct 31, 2016

Running time 5 hrs 17 min

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