January Book Club: A Little Old Lady is at it Again!

Nordiska’s Book Club

To all of you who are new, welcome! Nordiska has launched its own book club for fellow Nordic reading enthusiasts to connect and be in community with one another virtually. We invite you to expand your Nordic reading repertoire and discuss a variety of written works with us the last Thursday of each month.

To returners, welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed last month’s collection of festive holiday tales. For the New Year we will be taking a new look at a familiar character, Maud.

January’s Pick: Don’t Cross this Elderly Lady

A sequel to An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten has recently released a new collection of stories on the escapades of Maud appropriately titled An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed.

Don’t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. Just when things have finally cooled down for 88-year-old Maud after the disturbing discovery of a dead body in her apartment in Gothenburg, a couple of detectives return to her doorstep. Though Maud dodges their questions with the skill of an Olympic gymnast a fifth of her age, she wonders if suspicion has fallen on her, little old lady that she is. The truth is, ever since Maud was a girl, death has seemed to follow her.

In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud’s past keep bubbling to the surface. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process (Skandisk).

Oh and did I forget to mention, this new volume also includes a cookie recipe?

Virtual Book Club Meeting Information

We will be meeting to discuss An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed on Thursday, January 27th at 6:00pm PST via Zoom. You can find the Zoom invitation link here to register for the meeting ahead of time and/or keep a look out on our social media sites for an invitation.

You can purchase your copy of Maud’s latest escapades on Nordiska’s website by following this link, or come and visit us in store in downtown Poulsbo.

Published by nordiskapoulsbo

I write for, edit and maintain this blog about celebrating and being inspired by Scandinavian cultures for the Nordiska store in Poulsbo, WA.

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