WorldCat Identities

Haveland, Barbara

Works: 41 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 8,881 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, tra
Classifications: PT8176.18.O335, 839.81374
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Haveland
The woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a housewife repays her scientist husband for making her life miserable by releasing an equally unhappy ape on which he was experimenting. Together they take off to a wildlife reserve where they have an affair and she teaches him to talk. Part comedy, part study of animal exploitation, by a Danish writer, author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of psychological suspense on three children, misfits in a boarding school which uses them as guinea pigs for a secret experiment by the Danish government. They turn the tables by conducting an experiment of their own. By the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
The history of Danish dreams by Peter Høeg( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on Denmark. The characters include a count who decides to stop time by outlawing clocks on his estate, an old lady who presides over a newspaper dynasty and devotes herself to predicting the future, and a son who causes his parents sorrow by refusing to be a thief like them. By the author of Borderliners
Tales of the night by Peter Høeg( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of chiaroscuro stories by a Danish writer. One is on a woman idealizing love who discovers its reality, another is on a judge who runs off with a young man he just sentenced for homosexuality, a third is on a 1920s European whose eyes are opened to the dark side of civilizing African natives. By the author of The Woman and the Ape
The cold song : a novel by Linn Ullmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some years after the disappearance of a young woman, three boys uncover her body during a treasure hunt out in the woods of Norway. This novel centers itself on the individual lives of a small family, (Siri Brodal, and Jon Dreyer, and their two daughters), and the murder of this woman, their babysitter, Milla. In life, Milla's relationship with the family is constructed by the many details that come to implicate each character in her murder, implications that haunt them all once her body is found. Milla, whom no one thought much of, seemed to set everything and everyone in motion, and after the crime against her is brought to light, a lingering unease continues to eat away at those who desired her, those who searched for her, those who killed her, those who tried to forget her, those who mourned her, those who found her, and those who turned their backs on her, alike. Everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it. -- Provided by publisher
Grace by Linn Ullmann( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting meditation on the beauty of life in the face of human mortality follow's one man's search for meaning in the face of terminal cancer and the inevitable arrival of Death
I have seen the world begin by Carsten Jensen( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish literary critic describes his journey to the Far East, blending social commentary, personal insights, global history, and observations of people and places in his portraits of the cultures of China, Cambodia, and Vietnam
Stella descending by Linn Ullmann( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following Stella's death in a suspicious fall, the people she has left behind remember details about her life that reveal her to be a jealous wife, compliant mistress, treasured friend, angelic nurse, and unloved daughter
Prince by Ib Michael( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendship between a boy and a ghost in a fishing village in Denmark. The boy is a city orphan and the ghost--the shapeshifting spirit of a dead sailor-- becomes his guardian angel to preserve his innocence
Encircling : a novel by Carl Frode Tiller( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David has lost his memory. When a newspaper ad asks his friends and family to share their memories of him, three respond: Jon, his closest friend; Silje, his teenage girlfriend; and Arvid, his estranged stepfather. Their letters reveal Davids early life in the small town of Namsos, full of teenage rebellion, the uncertainties of first love, and intense experiments in art and music
The seducer by Jan Kjærstad( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interludes of memory and fancy are mixed with a murder investigation in this panoramic vision of contemporary Norway. Jonas Wergeland, a successful TV producer and well-recognized ladies man, returns home to find his wife murdered and his life suddenly splayed open for all to see. As Jonas becomes a detective into his wife's death, the reader also begins to investigate Jonas himself, and the road his life has taken to reach this point, asking "How do the pieces of a life fit together? Do they fit together at all? The life Jonas has built begins to peel away like the layers of an onion, slowly growing smaller. His quest for the killer becomes a quest into himself, his past, and everything that has made him the man he seems to be. Translated into English for the first time, this bestselling Norwegian novel transports and transfixes readers who come along for the ride
The conqueror : a novel by Jan Kjærstad( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young gay man seeking the truth about his mother's past
The discoverer : a novel by Jan Kjærstad( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final novel in a trilogy of books about the Norwegian television celebrity Jonas Wergeland, The Discoverer finds Jonas released from prison, having completed his sentence for the death of his wife. He has taken a job as a secretary aboard the Voyager, a ship which is exploring the far reaches of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world. On the ship, Jonas works for a team of young people, including his daughter, Kristin, who are engaged in a multimedia project that is seeking to chart every aspect of the fjord in a new medium that merges text, image, film, and design."--Publisher
The spolia churches of Rome : recycling antiquity in the Middle Ages by Maria Fabricius Hansen( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met afzonderlijke hoofdstukken over het Baptisterium van Lateranen, Sint-Agnes buiten de muren, San Clemente, Santa Costanza, San Giorgio in Velabro, Sint Laurentius buiten de muren, Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Santa Maria in Trastevere, San Nicola in Carcere, Santa Sabina, Santo Stefano Rotondo
The master builder and other plays : with Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman and When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman from Bratislava by Leif Davidsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring 1999, NATO is bombing Yugoslavia when the impossible happens. One of their indestructible fighter planes is shot down. Someone had obviously been leaking information. Teddy Pedersen, a middle-aged univesity teacher is thrown into the mix that includes murder and a mysterious Eastern Euorpean woman
According to the law : four accounts of mankind by Solvej Balle( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories on obsession. A doctor is obsessed with cutting up a body in just the right manner, a physicist to experience the state of nothingness, a woman to grasp the essence of pain, and a painter to fuse with the object she is painting. By a Danish writer
Encircling. a novel by Carl Frode Tiller( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With steadily growing suspense, Carl Frode Tiller's carefully scored polyphony of voices continues to piece together the fractured identity of David, the absent central figure of The Encircling Trilogy. To remind David of the memories he lost, three friends write about his childhood on the Island of Otterøya: Ole, a farmer struggling to save his floundering marriage; Tom Roger, a rough-edged and violent outsider; and Paula, a former midwife harboring an explosive secret. Filled with questions and answers that stay tantalizingly out of reach, Encircling 2: Origins is an exhilarating look at how identity is influenced by our friendships, and a masterful book in The Encircling Trilogy--back cover
A step in the right direction by Morten Søndergaard( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceans of time by Merete Morken Andersen( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De zelfmoord van hun dochter dwingt een gescheiden echtpaar om weer met elkaar te communiceren
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.01 for The spolia ... to 0.81 for Oceans of ...)

Alternative Names
Haveland, Barbara

Haveland, Barbara J.

Haveland, Barbara J. 1951-

English (133)

BorderlinersThe history of Danish dreamsTales of the nightGraceI have seen the world beginStella descendingPrinceThe seducer