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Astrid and Veronika Paperback – 26 Jul 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (26 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141031794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141031798
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 939,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Linda Olsson evokes, with great beauty and precision, the landscape of a friendship between two very different women. Subtle, penetrating, and beautifully written, Astrid & Veronika affirms the power of narrative to transform (Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter)

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In the midst of a harsh winter, young writer Veronika arrives in the Swedish countryside seeking stillness and solitude to come to terms with a recent tragedy. Her arrival is silently observed by gaunt Astrid, her elderly, reclusive neighbour from the farm next door, who in turn guards her own secrets. Astrid tentatively offers comfort in the form of companionship and lovingly home-cooked meals, but their friendship is a stop-start one. As the icy winter gives way to spring, Astrid and Veronika are drawn together and begin to embark on a tender and unusual friendship. Confiding in one another over hot-smoked trout and the new season's strawberries, the two women swap memories of loves lost, and the dark secrets that surround them both begin to come to light ...

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