Two-Sentence Tuesday

It is Tuesday, isn´t it? For once I am busy writ… translating “Anna Märklin” so see you later.

The story is told through two female characters,  Anna Storm and her grandmother Anna Märklin. As Anna Storm approaches her thirtieth birthday, she feels a strong wish to know about her ancestors:

 It hadn´t mattered to her while she was fooling around, trying out her high school classmates one after the other, but now when she approached thirty, she experienced an overwhelming urge to know something about her own family. She had heard so much about her mother´s childhood in Viborg that it was almost as if she had been there herself, but her father´s parents…

Two-Sentence Tuesday is hosted by Women of Mystery.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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9 Responses to Two-Sentence Tuesday

  1. SOunds like a great book. I’m glad you’re translating (or ahem, writing) it.

  2. Looking forward to this, Dorte! Sounds wonderful. Best wishes with the translating!

  3. Margot Kinberg says:

    Dorte – The more you share of this book, the more enticing it is! Thanks :-).

  4. Dorte H says:

    Clarissa: I just wish I could do it faster, but it is not as inspiring as writing new stories (much easier than editing, though).

    Elizabeth: thank you!

    Margot: I´ll do my best to speed up 🙂

  5. Kelly says:

    I imagine it’s difficult, yet interesting, translating your own work. What you’ve shared with us so far does sound good!

  6. Ann says:

    I think it’s amazing that you publish in more than one language.

  7. Dorte H says:

    Kelly: some scenes are very easy because I don´t bother too much about details; what matters to me is getting the effect right. But when I am tired it takes an awful lot of time – those days when I can´t remember simple words such as ceiling 😉

    Ann: until recently I didn´t have the opportunity in Denmark so this is a busy period for me, trying to get some books out in both languages.

  8. Amanda Mac says:

    ooooh, this does sound interesting and right up my alley. So I can’t wait for it to be complete and to digest it hungrily! This is also what happened to me, when I turned around 30, or 32 to be precise, I was determined to find out more about my danish roots and pass on the knowledge to my offspring! It was the start of a intriguing and revealing story of our family and lead me to discover so many new relatives, in the most unexpected places.

  9. Dorte H says:

    Amanda: with your personal story you should be able to understand Anna´s quest in Sweden 🙂
    And the reason why I have included this storyline about ancestors is that I am very interested in genealogy myself.

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