In iceland, the journey home became the highest selling work of fiction in icelands history. Boston globerestoration is an elegantly constructed work of fiction, seamlessly moving between the past and the present. He is the founder and former president and ceo of sony interactive entertainment, inc. Olaf olafsson was born in reykjavik, iceland, in 1962. He is the author of five previous novels, the journey home, absolution, walking into the night, restoration, and one station away, and a story collection, valentines. He is the author of several novels and a collection of short stories.
He is best known for his tenure at sony and his leadership in the creation of the playstation video game console. I enjoyed restoration, by olaf olafsson, very much. He is the author of five previous novels, the journey home, absolution, walking into the night, restoration, and one station away. Olaf olafsson books list of books by author olaf olafsson. Olaf olafsson leads two dramatically distinct lives. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. The sovereignties of invention is a book of short stories all of which are at least somewhat creepy. Even when theyre married around 1910, in iceland, something is amiss between handsome kristjan benediktsson and his lovely bride, elisabet. Absolution, 1994 tells the life story of william randolph hearsts fictional butlerdeftly and grippingly. Alice, a wealthy young englishwoman marries claudio, a titled italian and they buy a delapidated farm in tuscany which. From the critically acclaimed olaf olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a new york neurologist and the three women who change his life an overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. Olaf olafsson restoration olaf olafsson a tremendous talent. Journey home by olaf olafsson nook book ebook barnes. Origos life is the springboard for olaf olafssons new novel, restoration, which takes place during the war years, partly on a val dorcia farm called san martino, and has as its.
He attended brandeis university, where he studied physics. Nothing had happened yet, but she knew it was going to happen and she was sure that he knew. The former star of the affair and fringe talks from home about his new series, little fires everywhere. Ron rash, bestselling author of serena acclaimed novelist olaf olafsson brings us restoration, a sweeping story of love tested by. He is the author of two previous novels, the journey home and absolution, which have been translated into fourteen languages. Shop amongst our popular books, including 7, restoration, one station away and more from olaf olafsson. See more ideas about historical fiction, fiction and books to read. Matthew battles does a good job of keeping readers in a state of curiosity and wonder, which sometimes leads to dread and horror. It has been a while since i have read a book where the overall story was the star, and the characters were necessary components to reach the final page. The author of three novelsthe journey home, absolution and walking into the nighthe lives in new york city with his wife and three children. A novel by olaf olafsson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
My dad passed away in 1988, olafsson explains during a call to his home in manhattans carnegie hill. He is vice chairman of time warner digital media in new york city and is icelands bestselling novelist. This acclaimed book by olaf olafsson is available at in several formats for your ereader. Departing from the landscapes of his native iceland. Restoration is an elegantly constructed work of fiction, seamlessly moving between the past and the present.
Disa jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, anthony, in the english countryside. The journey home epub adobe drm can be read on any device that can open epub adobe drm files. Olaf olafsson, 55, is executive vice president of time warner and the author of five novels, including his latest, one station away ecco. Kristjan, the son of a simple fisherman, feels outranked by elisabet, who performs mozart on. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her. He studied physics as a wien scholar at brandeis university, massachusetts, in the early 1980s.
Restoration is the 3rd novel i have read by olaf olafsson and each is well written in a style that is so beautiful, so hypnotizing, i could not let go. He is former executive vice president of time warner and lives in new york city with his wife and three children. Departing from the landscapes of his native icelandso. Antins book was one of more than a dozen accounts of immigrant life in the new land written in english by jewish women. One station away by olaf olafsson overdrive rakuten. The human failings and strengths of each character add shaded complexities to the horrific world war ii story line. Acclaimed novelist olaf olafsson brings us restoration, a sweeping story of love tested by human frailty and the terrors and tragedies of war. Boston globe restoration is an elegantly constructed work of fiction, seamlessly moving between the past and the present. He has worked in business, first for sony, then advanta and, currently for timewarner, where he is executive vice president.
Restoration by olaf olafsson having grown up in an exclusive circle of wealthy british expats in florence in the 1920s, alice orsini shocks everyone when she marries the son of a minor italian landowner and begins restoring san martino, a crumbling villa in tuscany, to its former glory. Olaf olafsson was born in reykjavik, iceland, in 1962, and studied physics as a wien scholar at brandeis university. Restoration by olaf olafsson meet your next favorite book. Olaf olafsson has 18 books on goodreads with 16093 ratings. Somehow the end of the year is less than four weeks away, so its time to start getting realistic about what i can read before 2018 begins. The large number of these works published by american presses is striking, considering that almost all of their authors were unknown, and that for most of them, english was a second language. Formerly the president of sony interactive entertainment, he is currently vicechairman of time warner digital media. His debut novel in english, absolution, was published in 1994 and became the.
Ron rash, bestselling author of serena acclaimed novelist olaf olafsson brings us restoration, a sweeping story of love tested by human frailty and the terrors and tragedies of war. A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed icelandic writer olaf olafsson about one womans redemptive journey home. Restoration 2011 valentines 2007 walking into night 2003 the journey home 2000. Olaf olafssons new novel, restoration the new york times. This may not be the book for everyone, but i really enjoyed it. He studied physics as a wien scholar at brandeis university. Asked what hes reading now that work on his psychologically compelling fifth novel is complete and the book will soon arrive in bookstores, olaf olafsson says he is rereading the novels of his father, the awardwinning icelandic novelist olafur sigurdsson. A soapopera romance set against a dramatic backdrop of war, art and the hills of tuscany, from olafsson valentines, 2007, etc.75 587 1520 816 788 1340 1647 1272 811 7 527 1622 238 724 231 1453 1280 275 1576 598 445 1248 1439 135 1275 583 1396 319 362 984 569 247