You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
OR
Kindle Price: $15.86
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Dina's Book: A Novel by [Wassmo, Herbjorg]
Kindle App Ad

Dina's Book: A Novel Kindle Edition


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$15.86

Length: 476 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Browse our most popular books based on sales
Find your next great read. Shop best selling books

Product description

Review

Ravishing... not to be missed.

Spellbinding . . . riveting.

[A] sweeping, romantic novel . . . [Wassmo] convincingly conveys Dina s shattered psyche.

Product Description

In nineteenth-century Norway, a woman’s life is shaped and shadowed by a childhood tragedy: “Spellbinding . . . haunting” (Publishers Weekly).
 
Dina carries a terrible burden: at the age of five, she accidentally caused her mother’s death. Blamed by her father and banished to a farm, she grows up untamed and untaught. No one leads the child through her grief, and the accident remains a gruesome riddle, with Dina left haunted by the vindictive spirit of her mother. When her father agrees to take her back after several years, his efforts to cultivate her have little lasting effect.
 
Tamed only by her tutor, who is able to reach her through music and draw out her gift for mathematics, Dina remains private and closely guarded, while her unconventional behavior and erotic power enchant and ensnare those around her. At age sixteen, she is married off to Jacob, a wealthy fifty-year-old landowner, who later dies under odd circumstances. Wrestling with her two unappeased ghosts, Dina becomes mute and then emerges from her shock to run Jacob’s estate with an iron hand—until one day a mysterious stranger, the Russian wanderer Leo, enters her life and changes it forever.
 
“[A] gut-wrenching portrait of a woman forever in the grip of her past.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“The fine line between sanity and insanity is tested in this riveting novel . . . The setting is vividly portrayed, and the action brings one surprise after another.” —Library Journal
 
“This ravishing tale is not to be missed.” —Booklist

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1118 KB
  • Print Length: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing; Reprint edition (12 December 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006NZA90C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,111 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

click to open popover

No customer reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
Dimlocator
1.0 out of 5 starsAtrociously formatted for Kindle
21 December 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
38 people found this helpful.
Victoria
5.0 out of 5 starsA Fantastic Departure from Popular Literature
1 May 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
Alicia
5.0 out of 5 starsMy favorite book
11 August 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful.
Amy N
4.0 out of 5 starsGreat read
14 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Hippodamoio
4.0 out of 5 starsI highly recommend it.
12 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase