Astrid and Veronika

By Linda Olsson
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Penguin (Non-Classics), (2/6/2007)
Language:English



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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, 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 & Veronika is a lyrical and meditative novel of love and loss, and a story that will remain with readers long after the characters' secrets are revealed.
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Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2003, she won the Sunday Star-Times short story competition. Olsson lived in Kenya, Singapore, Britain, Japan and New Zealand.


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