Books Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson Paperback, 238 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOut Stealing HorsesAuthorPer Petterson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 258 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $22, published April 17 2007 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOut Stealing HorsesAuthorPer Petterson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary After a meeting with his only neighbor, sixty-seven-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Per Petterson I Curse the River of Time Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Out Stealing Horses Review Three Books... Brief, Bright And Beautiful: Three Books On Nordic Summer September 29, 2013 As autumn kicks in, Swedish novelist Anne Swärd reflects on the magical, short-lived summers near the Arctic circle. In places where the sun doesn't set, she says, "light insomnia" makes the world dream-like. And in the Nordic novels she recommends, Arctic sunshine makes betrayals sharper, friendships more intoxicating and love more enthralling. Born in Oslo, Per Petterson worked as a bookseller, a translator and literary critic before becoming a full-time writer. Finn Stale Felberg hide caption toggle caption Finn Stale Felberg The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Per Petterson: A Family Approach To Fiction September 23, 2010 Let's get one thing straight: Norwegian author Per Petterson is not Stieg Larsson. They may both be Scandinavian, but Petterson's books are as quiet and contemplative as Larsson's are violent and action-packed. Per Petterson: A Family Approach To Fiction Listen · 5:35 5:35 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130070920/130120730" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto.com Review Three Books... Three Books About Dads Who Love Dangerously June 19, 2010 Sunday is the day we remember our doting, caring dads — but this Father's Day, Tess Callahan wonders whether it's possible for a dad to overextend his love. She looks at three books where a father's protection means keeping some dangerous secrets.