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Karen Engelmann has created an entrancing collection of characters and a story that will capture the reader. There are alliances and betrayals, plots and counterplots, gambling, fights for social position, and maneuvering for rewards that would rival any moves made on a battlefield. The plot is delightfully complex, and the resolution is a satisfying ending that ties together all the disparate threads.
Karen Engelmann was born and raised in the American Midwest, then moved to Sweden after completing university studies in drawing and design. The city of Malmö was home base for eight years, but she now lives just north of New York City with her husband and two daughters. The Stockholm Octavo is her first novel. Find out more about the world of the Octavo online: ww. arenengelmann. I am so excited that Two Roads is bringing The Stockholm Octavo to UK readers, and hope to connect to you in 2012 about the book. In the meantime, on a more practical note: Stockholm has become almost mythical to me after being immersed in the 18th century for so long. Any of you have 21st century recommendations? I am planning to visit in May and a girl has to eat, you know.
The Stockholm Octavo (2012). 0061995347 (ISBN13: 9780061995347). About book: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was filled with a great fictional story that was fleshed out around actual historical events and it was melded together masterfully
In Karen Engelmann’s deliciously sly first novel, fortune lies behind each turn of the cards. The story opens in 1789, when America, Holland and France have led the way to bloody revolution
Karen Engelmann: The Stockholm Octavo was in many respects inspired by the city itself. I landed there on my very first European visit and was utterly enchanted by the spectacular Old Town, the beauty of the waterways and islands, the museums, the opera. I lived in Stockholm for only about a month, but spent nine years in Sweden - enough time for a place to get into your bones. I did not have an outline and had no idea where the book was going other than that it would include 18th century Stockholm, Gustav III, folding fans, and eight characters. JG: What would you be doing if you weren't a writer?
The Stockholm Octavo: A Novel. Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision-if he can find them
The premise: an historical fiction tale, laced with mystery, intrigue and hints of magic, set at a time and place I haven't read a lot about, really drew me to this novel. Coupled with the fact this is a debut work, I was utterly sold as soon as I read the description of the book. Unfortunately, I found the story quite lacking A captivating tale, beautifully told. Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters.