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. The U.S. edition is a
fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an
appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.
Lars Mytting was born in Fåvang, Norway, in 1968.
He is an author and journalist. He has written two novels, both of which
met with critical acclaim, and the first was published in Denmark,
Sweden, Germany, and Finland.
192 pages. Hardcover (with photos throughout).