One of Linda Olsson’s title characters is a friendless recluse; the other wants As “Astrid & Veronika” opens, a New Zealand writer, Veronika. With extraordinary emotional power, Linda Olsson’s stunningly well-crafted Set against a haunting Swedish landscape, “Astrid & Veronika” is a lyrical and. Astrid y Veronika (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Linda Olsson ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction, Books.

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In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Feb verobika, Sandie rated it really liked it Shelves: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It struck her that her own memories seemed more clear in this new unrelated environm Many thanks to Jenny for telling me about this lovely novel ilsson Swedish born novelist, Linda Olsson. I had previously read Linda Olsen’s second book and loved it.

Open Preview See a Problem? View all 12 comments. Linda Olsson paints a picture with her words. Rather than blunting the pain or astrod of their troubles, this soothing treatment enabled me to londa their pain and yet keep on reading with empathy and admiration for their personal growth. She develops an unlikely friendship with a solitary older woman who lives in a lonely house near her in the countryside. Jun 09, Cherie rated it really liked it Shelves: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [did Astrid kill her child?


Astrid is exactly the healing salve that Veronika’s A delightful and touching story about the growing friendship between two women. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. The Best Books of Wild strawberries, surpising finds with a sweetness out of the ordinary.

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That is really what life is about. I can’t even grasp why someone would conceive of astric plot and think readers are going to feel for the character. To ask other readers questions about Astrid and Veronikaplease sign up. I love the friendship that develops between the two women. Apr 15, Tristan rated it liked it Recommended to Tristan by: There are so many asrrid and descriptions which I found simply beautiful and hauntingly familiar.

It is the sharing of each others’ wounds and loves which transform both of their lives. The author is Swedish but now lives in New Zealand and the book is set in both places, but mostly in Sweden.

Review quote Linda Olsson unravels. Astrid is exactly the healing salve that Veronika’s broken spirit needs. The bird cherry trees blossomed and filled the air with perfume over a few intense days, then the petals fell like snow.


This is a quiet book and slow moving, it may not be for everyone. Email address subscribed successfully.

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Those of us who have fallen into unknown relationships at life’s most geronika time will realate to this story. How does a book marry the coldness of a Scandinavian landscape with the warmth of unexpected friendship?

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Astrid is quiet, keeps to herself, and is almost a recluse. I recommend this if you have some quite contemplative time to give to it – especially if you have been in love or are a mother Jan 19, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: I tried to like this book.

New Zealand boyfriend died surfing, miscarriage right after. A good friend recommended it at a time I needed a good friend. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot.