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Hanna Pylväinen

Author of The End of Drum-Time

4 Works 298 Members 45 Reviews

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Includes the names: Hanna Pylvainen, Hanna Pylväinen

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Works by Hanna Pylväinen

The End of Drum-Time (2023) 157 copies, 20 reviews
We Sinners: A Novel (2012) 138 copies, 25 reviews
Le Silence des tambours (2023) 2 copies

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A unique setting and time developed wonderfully by an author at the top of the game. The novel takes place in Scandinavia roughly two hundred years ago. It features the growing conflict between the newer Christian settlers and the indigenous Sami and their pagan beliefs..Pylvainen is a master of character development and that drives the plot and the struggles the people endure. I learned so much about Nordic culture of that time which was an added bonus. This is beautifully written sensitive portrayal of a way of life struggling to survive.… (more)
 
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muddyboy | 19 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
Hanna Pylväinen's one line description of her books is "Love versus the forces of religious colonialism."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6VXpucFtlA
 
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Citizenjoyce | 19 other reviews | Mar 2, 2024 |
A powerful evocation of an episode of Scandinavian history little known to Americans. Vivid characters and stunningly beautiful descriptions of the land above the Arctic Circle give the book a cinematic charge. Pylvänien’s fact-based depiction of a charismatic Lutheran pastor is an uncomfortable reminder of modern Evangelical excess.
 
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LarryBliss | 19 other reviews | Jan 9, 2024 |
I listed to this book on Audible.

This novel is a love story and small town drama set in 19th century Scandinavia as the Christian settlers/missionaries mingle and clash with the reindeer-herding Sami people. It did take a bit of effort and re-listening to untangle the characters names which were foreign (to my ear). But once that challenge was overcome, I enjoyed the book. The writing style is peculiar and well-suited to the measured pace of the plot and the characters lives. Give it time and see how, as the plot thickens, some characters can't keep pace with it. I found it very interesting. Overall it was a nice read, very atmospheric and set in a time and place that I knew little about. Recommended for the patient reader.… (more)
 
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technodiabla | 19 other reviews | Oct 26, 2023 |

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