Three generations of women’s history, connected by a dark secret from the past

Young Juni returns to her late grandparents’ house on the island she grew up on. There she comes across an old photo of her grandmother with a foreign soldier and a letter she wrote in 1946 from Germany. Who is the unknown man on the photo? What brought her grandma to travel to Germany just after the war? Maybe there she will find answers to questions never loudly asked before. And so, Juni decides to puzzle out this mysterious story of her grandmother.

The search for the truth leads Juni to Berlin and to Demmin, a small city located in what became the Russian zone after Germany surrendered. Eventually Juni comes to understand that her grandmother’s secret is about something more than her having had a German lover and that Juni’s discovery has consequences for her own life.

Grandmother Danced in the Rain is about a woman’s concealment of her past and its consequences for her daughter and granddaughter. But most of all, this is a story about the healing power of love.

The novel is based on true stories and actual events.

More than 50.000 copies sold in Norway!
#2 of Norway’s most sold book in January 2020
Nominated for the Bookseller’s Award 2015

German Sample translation available
Translations for several books by Trude Teige are funded by NORLA

Sold to: Denmark (Strawberry)

novel, 320,
originally published by H. Aschehoug & Co (Norway)

Rights available for: Worldwide


The Author

Award-winning author Trude Teige is one
of Norway’s most recognized journalists
and TV-hosts. With her bestselling crime
novels she has been named the new
Camilla Läckberg and the new Unni Lindell.
Her award-nominated books have been
translated into several languages.

Nominated for
The Riverton Crime Prize 2017 and
The Bookseller’s Award 2012, 2014
and in 2015 for this book!

“A gripping and informative read about the atrocities during World War II and the love stories of three generations in the shadow of war. (…) This is a must-read book, written by someone who can create a strong narrative – and who has an interesting story to tell.”

– Adresseavisen