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Through a Glass, Darkly

by Jostein Gaarder

Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 26 December 1998
Number of pages: 176

Interest Age: From 8 To 12

Description:
It's almost Christmas. Cecilia lies sick in bed as her family bustle around her to make her last Christmas as special as possible. Cecilia has cancer. An angel steps through her window. So begins a spirited and engaging series of conversations between Cecelia and her angel. As the sick girl thinks about her life and prepares for her death, she changes subtly, in herself and in her relationships with her family. Jostein Gaarder is a profoundly optimistic writer, who writes about death with wisdom, compassion and an enquiring mind. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY will not only bring comfort to the bereaved. It will move and amaze everyone who reads it.

Review:
Cecilia is dying of cancer. Suddenly, an angel appears at her bedside. An apparition with a teasing manner and penetrating, turquoise-blue eyes, who entices the invalid into a series of conversations that embrace and explain many of the mysteries of creation, but not all. Sophie's World author Gaarder casts a compassionate eye on the dying child and her metaphysical mentor, and as the snow melts towards spring and Cecilia's body is invaded by death, her spirit is liberated and faces eternity - but not alone. (Kirkus UK)

Author's Biography:
Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge best seller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two teenage sons.

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