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The Bell in the Lake

(2020)
(The first book in the Sister Bells Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
The engrossing epic novel—a #1 bestseller in Norway—of a young woman whose fate plays out against her village’s mystical church bells
 
As long as people could remember, the stave church’s bells had rung over the isolated village of Butangen, Norway. Cast in memory of conjoined twins, the bells are said to ring on their own in times of danger. In 1879, young pastor Kai Schweigaard moves to the village, where young Astrid Hekne yearns for a modern life. She sees a way out on the arm of the new pastor, who needs a tie to the community to cull favor for his plan for the old stave church, with its pagan deity effigies and supernatural bells. When the pastor makes a deal that brings an outsider, a sophisticated German architect, into their world, the village and Astrid are caught between past and future, as dark forces come into play.
 
Lars Mytting, bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, brings his deep knowledge of history, carpentry, fishing, and stave churches to this compelling historical novel, an international bestseller sold in 12 countries. With its broad-canvas narrative about the intersection of religion, superstition, and duty, The Bell in the Lake is an irresistible story of ancient times and modern challenges, by a powerful international voice.
 

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Love, suspense, nature and superstition are woven together in this powerful novel." - Maja Lunde

"An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind." - Derek B Miller


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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4197-4318-X / 978-1-4197-4318-4 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month
Author(s): Lars Mytting
ISBN: 0-85705-937-8 / 978-0-85705-937-6 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month (Sister Bells Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Lars Mytting
ISBN: 0-85705-939-4 / 978-0-85705-939-0 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month
Author(s): Lars Mytting
ISBN: 0-85705-938-6 / 978-0-85705-938-3 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake
Author(s): Lars Mytting
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake
Author(s): Lars Mytting, Deborah Dawkin - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake
Author(s): Lars Mytting, Deborah Dawkin - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake
Author(s): Lars Mytting, Deborah Dawkin - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: A Novel
Author(s): Lars Mytting
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bell in the Lake: The Sister Bells Trilogy Vol. 1: The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month (Sister Bells Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Lars Mytting
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU