Witches’ Rings

The lives of working class women and children are followed here, rather than the lives of the wealthy and powerful, in a small Swedish community. The tetralogy continues until the 1970s, covering a full century.

Kerstin Ekman, one of the foremost living Swedish authors, began what became a tetralogy commonly referred to as Women in the City, with this volume in 1997. it opens in the 1870s, and follows the women of a small community as it grows, thanks to the advent of the railroad, among other changes.