Wednesday 28 August 2019

The Coffee Pot Book Club Book Cover of the Month for August is — Storytellers by Bjørn Larssen #HistoricalFiction @bjornlarssen

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By Bjørn Larssen

In March 1920 Icelandic days are short and cold, but the nights are long. For most, on those nights, funny, sad, and dramatic stories are told around the fire. But there is nothing dramatic about Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith who barely manages to make ends meet. He knows nobody will remember his existence – they already don’t. All he wants is peace, the company of his animals, and a steady supply of his medication. Sometimes he wonders what it would feel like to have a story of his own. He’s about to find out.

Sigurd – a man with a plan, a broken ankle, and shocking amounts of money – won’t talk about himself, but is happy to tell a story that just might get Gunnar killed. The blacksmith's other “friends” are just as eager to write him into stories of their own – from Brynhildur who wants to fix Gunnar, then marry him, his doctor who is on the precipice of calling for an intervention, The Conservative Women of Iceland who want to rehabilitate Gunnar’s “heathen ways” – even that wicked elf has plans for the blacksmith.

As his defenses begin to crumble, Gunnar decides that perhaps his life is due for a change – on his own terms. But can he avoid the endings others have in mind for him, and forge his own?

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Bjørn Larssen

Bjørn Larssen - writer, blacksmith, mathematician, graphic designer, model (not all at the same time) was made in Poland. He is mostly located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, except for his heart which he lost in Iceland. Born in 1977, he self-published his first graphic novel at the age of seven in a limited edition of one. Since then his short stories and essays were published in Rita Baum Art Magazine, Writer Unboxed, Inaczej Magazine,,, and Holandia Expat Magazine. He is a member of Alliance of Independent Authors and Writer Unboxed.

Bjørn used to speak eight languages (currently down to two and a half). His hobbies include sitting by open fires, dressing like an extra from Vikings, installing operating systems, and dreaming about living in a log cabin in the north of Iceland, even though he hates being cold. He has only met an elf once. So far. 

Connect with Bjørn: Website • Twitter • Goodreads.

1 comment:

  1. This is exactly what I was hunting for. Jumping into the coffee pot book club my speculation goes beyond my control and overwhelmed with coffee thirst. I can feel the flavor as if I were in the coffee house all the time. Anyway, this is amazing sentiment you expressed. So, I also would like to say after a multiple taste, 'Give me all the coffee. No matter, who i am and where I am.' I love coffee, I like to hear about coffee, read the coffee book. And further what I else add is that try a Speciality coffee . It may throw you into a different world.


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Mary Anne xxx