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Auður A. Ólafsdóttir 1958-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 254 publications in 12 languages and 2,746 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Road fiction  Domestic fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PT7511.A96, 839.6934
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir
Butterflies in November by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being dumped and then winning the lottery, a woman in her thirties, along with her best friend's four-year-old deaf-mute son, takes a transformative road trip through Iceland, encountering eccentrics and finding herself
Hotel Silence by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely handyman discovers new meaning in his life when he visits a dilapidated hotel in a war-torn country
The greenhouse by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

70 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lobbi, a young man just leaving for a new job, experiences a chain of life changing events including the death of his mother and unexpected fatherhood for himself, but as he focuses on the cultivation of a rare eight-petaled rose he learns how to adjust to his new life and to cultivate love as well
L'embellie : roman by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est la belle histoire d'une femme libre et d'un enfant prêté, le temps d'une équipée hivernale autour de l'Islande par la route côtière. En ce ténébreux mois de novembre islandais, exceptionnellement doux au point de noyer l'île sous les pluies et les crues, la narratrice, qui ne cesse de se tourner elle-même en dérision, voit son mari la quitter sans préavis et sa meilleure amie, Audur, lui demander de s'occuper, pour au moins une saison, de son fils de cinq ans. Pourtant la chance sourit à l'amie d'Audur : elle gagne un chalet d'été et une petite fortune au loto. À la suite de sa rupture, elle aurait préféré accomplir un voyage consolateur à l'étranger mais, bonne nature, elle est incapable de refuser quoi que ce soit à qui que ce soit, hommes ou femmes. Elle partira tout de même, pour un tour de son île noire, avec Tumi, le fils d'Audur, étrange petit bonhomme, presque sourd, mutique, et avec de grosses loupes en guise de lunettes. Roman d'initiation s'il en fût, l'Embellie ne cesse de nous enchanter par cette relation de plus en plus cocasse, attentive, émouvante entre la voyageuse et son minuscule passager. Ainsi que par sa façon incroyablement libre et allègre ? on pourrait dire amoureuse ? de prendre les fugaces, burlesques et parfois dramatiques péripéties de la vie, sur fond de blessure originelle. Et l'on se glisse dans l'Embellie avec une sorte d'exultation complice qui ne nous quitte plus, longtemps après en avoir achevé la lecture. Il y a chez la grande romancière islandaise ? dont on garde en mémoire le merveilleux Rosa candida ? un tel emportement rieur, une telle drôlerie des situations comme des pensées qui s'y attachent, que l'on cède volontiers à son humour fantasque, d'une justesse décapante mais sans cruauté, terriblement magnanime. Vrai bain de jouvence littéraire, ses romans ressemblent à la vie
Le rouge vif de la rhubarbe by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La petite Agustina, à son habitude, est descendue seule sur la plage à l'aide de ses béquilles et la force de ses bras pour méditer sur l'inconstance de la vie. Il y a longtemps que sa mère, universitaire émérite partie explorer les espèces migratoires aux antipodes, l'a confiée à la bonne Nina, experte en confitures de rhubarbe, boudins au sang de mouton et autres délices. Avec pour père de substitution épisodique Vermandur le bricoleur au grand cœur, celui-là même qui vit accoucher en catastrophe la mère célibataire d'Agustina sur la banquette arrière de sa vieille automobile. Happée par son monde intérieur, Agustina fait bonne figure, se mêle volontiers aux activités puériles ou têtues des adultes, subit avec une dignité de chat la promiscuité désobligeante des collégiens, chante d'une voix de séraphin dans un orchestre amateur et se découvre ange ou sirène sous le regard amoureux d'un garçon de son âge. Mais Agustina fomente elle aussi un grand voyage : l'ascension de la Montagne, l'élévation qui lui donnera assez de cœur au ventre pour accepter sa destinée. [Payot.ch]
L'exception by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria, jeune femme rayonnante, vit un parfait bonheur familial entre ses jumeaux et son mari. Mais le soir du réveillon, ce dernier lui annonce qu'il la quitte pour un collègue. Dans l'hiver polaire de Reykjavik, elle subit l'enchaînement des divers états psychologiques liés à la séparation. Heureusement, Perla, sa voisine, auteure de romans policiers et conseillère conjugale, lui vient en aide.--Memento
La donna è un'isola by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'eccezione by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La notte di Capodanno, mentre Reykjavik è in festa e i loro due bambini dormono, Flóki confessa a María, dopo undici anni di matrimonio, di essere innamorato di un uomo, un collega dell'istituto di ricerca. La vuole lasciare, e stare finalmente con lui. Per María è un fulmine a ciel sereno: Flóki si è sempre dimostrato un marito perfetto, pieno di attenzioni piccole e grandi, oltre che un padre premuroso e attento per i gemelli. Come ha potuto non capirlo? Come ha fatto a non vedere? Flóki le confessa di essere sempre stato attratto dagli uomini: l'amore per María, anche se sincero e pieno di tenerezza, è stato la vera eccezione della sua vita. Lì fuori al freddo, mentre saluta l'anno nuovo insieme al compagno che sta per abbandonarla, María non può ancora intuirlo, ma queste imprevedibili eccezioni diventeranno l'unica vera costante della sua esistenza ... A darle man forte e ad aiutarla a ricominciare da capo arrivano l'amica Perla - una nana con un PhD in psicologia, consulente matrimoniale ghost writer per uno scrittore islandese di thriller -, un giovane e romantico vicino di casa e la madre, che decide di rivelarle la verità sul suo passato e sui due uomini che ha amato, affidandole un'impresa che la condurrà in una casa lontana, una casa che il suo cuore non sapeva di poter ricordare
Il rosso vivo del rabarbaro by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undan tekningin (de arte poetica) by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Icelandic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa candida by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butterflies in November by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I can't remember the last time I was so enchanted by a novel like I am by "Butterflies in November." Zany, surprising, full of twists and turns, it left me breathless. I just love this book."--Ann Hood, author of "The Knitting Circle" and "The Obituary Writer" After a day of being dumped?twice?and accidentally killing a goose, a young woman yearns for a tropical vacation far from the chaos of her life. Instead, her plans are wrecked by her best friend's four-year-old deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when the boy chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket, the two of them set off on a road trip across Iceland with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings. Along the way, they encounter black sand beaches, cucumber farms, lava fields, flocks of sheep, an Estonian choir, a falconer, a hitchhiker, and both of her exes desperate for another chance
L'embellie by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En ce ténébreux mois de novembre, la narratrice voit son mari la quitter sans préavis et sa meilleure amie lui confier son fils de quatre ans. Qu'à cela ne tienne, elle partira pour un tour de son île noire, seule avec Tumi, étrange petit bonhomme, presque sourd, avec de grosses loupes en guise de lunettes. 2012
Salmurinn um Glimmer by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Icelandic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upphækkuð jörð : skáldsaga by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Icelandic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mujer es una isla + Libro de recetas by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La protagonista de esta pequeña gran historia es una mujer de treinta y tres años cuyo marido acaba de pedirle el divorcio. Decidida a dar un giro radical en su vida, y tras la profecía de una médium que le asegura que en una distancia de 300 kilómetros ganará la lotería y conocerá a tres hombres -uno de los cuales será el amor de su vida-, emprende un viaje siguiendo la ruta que rodea Islandia. No irá sola: Tumi, el hijo de una amiga en apuros, dos muñecos de peluche, y una caja de libros y de cedés la acompañarán en el camino
La mujer es una isla by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La excepción by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MHR-30 : afmælissýning myndhöggvarafélagsins í reykjavík = 30th anniversary exhibition of the Association of Reykjavik Sculptors( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Icelandic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svaner bliver ikke skilt : roman by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Auður A. Ólafsdóttir

Auður A. Ólafsdóttir 1958-

Audur A. Ólafsdóttir (Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir), 1958-

Audur Ava afsdóttir 1958-

Auður Ava, Ólafsdóttir

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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir escritora islandesa

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir femme de lettres islandaise

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Icelandic writer.and art historian

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir isländische Schriftstellerin

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir isländsk författare

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir islandsk skribent

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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir schrijfster uit IJsland

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir scrittrice islandese

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