9780143038078

Astrid and Veronika

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143038078

  • ISBN10:

    0143038079

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-06
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

With extraordinary emotional power, Linda Olsson’s stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the unusual and unexpected friendship that develops between two women. Veronika, a young writer from New Zealand, rents a house in a small Swedish village as she tries to come to terms with a recent tragedy while also finishing a novel. Her arrival is silently observed by Astrid, an older, reclusive neighbor who slowly becomes a presence in Veronika’s life, offering comfort in the form of companionship and lovingly prepared home-cooked meals. Set against a haunting Swedish landscape, Astrid & Veronikais a lyrical and meditative novel of love and loss, and a story that will remain with readers long after the characters’ secrets are revealed.

Author Biography

Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She has lived in Kenya, Singapore, Britain, and Japan.

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