There are two different English translations of this series. An earlier translation by Charles Archer (Vintage Books) and a later translation by Tiina Nunnaly. I greatly preferred the Nunnaly translation in the Penquin series. Jyule
I didn't like it as much as the other two in the trilogy. It had to come to a sad end just like all good stories and life itself. I thought the trilogy as a whole was good ... to follow one person's life (especially a woman/mother) through all the good and bad times, plenty and struggles.