Through A Glass, Darkly

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.

  • Pub date: 01.07.99
  • RRP: $31.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback


Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, the bestselling book in the world in 1995. It has been translated into 55 languages and has sold over 30 million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels including The Solitaire Mystery, The Christmas Mystery, Vita Brevis, Through a Glass Darkly, Maya, The Ringmaster's Daughter, The Orange Girl and The Castle in the Pyrenees. In the UK and Commonwealth alone, his books have sold over 2.5 million copies. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.

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