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Short Synopsis
Internationally bestselling author Linn Ullmann's fifth novel tells the story of a family who when faced with tragedy must confront their guilt, their longings, and their losses.

Full Synopsis
Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer's block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri's stylish and unforgiving mother.

Siri and Jon's marriage is loving but difficult and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.

The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.

"The fifth novel by an award-winning Norwegian author and critic deserves to win her a much larger stateside readership." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"Intriguing." ---Publishers Weekly

"[Heather Wilds] did a great job telling the story and keeping you interested in the storyline." ---Books Bargains and Previews
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The Cold Song

Author Linn Ullmann

Narrated by Heather Wilds

Publication date Jun 18, 2014

Running time 9 hrs

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