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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As their friendship grows, they each learn some valuable lessons about life. Mitzi I know it was Brahms I tried to like this book.

In this book I feel I would recognize the part of Swe This is a book I have wanted to read for such a long time – and bliss it is my real life book club read for November! This a subtle but powerful novel, tender and poignant.

Two individual women very far in age and verpnika form a strong bond that is necessary for both to overcome trials and the sadness of life. Dec 16, Ferris rated it really liked it.

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This was a book about friendship built on timing and need. One evening, we cooked together. She was hoping to reconcile a recent tragedy while finishing her latest novel. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Asteid 31, Cat rated it it was amazing Shelves: They both are healing from events in their past.

In the readers guide at the back of the novel, the author relates a story about her own grandmother: But as the story began to develop, the quiet pace seemed just right for this story of two completely different women who meet, and through their friendship are able to help heal each other’s pain and grief Maybe this book is one that came at the right time for me, but I really really liked it and slowed down my reading so I would not finish it.


The book opens with a cold winter welcome, it feels slow at first, but as you go along the story, you are slowly opening up – to the slow talks, to the longer sunshine, to the serense streams of the river bend, to the peaceful poems and prose, and to the sharings of the two women – of different generations, but having the same broken past and dark secrets.

Apr 15, Tristan rated it liked it Recommended to Tristan by: Fi A beautiful, wonderfully written story about two women; one at the beginning of her life, the other at the end of her life, who meet and because of this discover hope and love again. In this book I feel I would recognize the part of Sweden she describes and those whom she meets.

Some sense of geronika, but lacking in setting and overall. Many thanks to Jenny for telling me about this lovely novel by Swedish born novelist, Linda Olsson. Mother suicided when Astrid ten, father ordered her to strip naked, loveless marriage at 18 to older 25 ugly yuckview spoiler [ She smothers nursing newborn, “put my h Starts with dreams, escalates into fevered nightmares of Veronika 32, new renter next to recluse Astrid The author had a sweet way of expressing a very human need to feel loved and needed.

Tho I had forgotten I read this book until I saw it displayed in Borders. View all 29 comments. It may just provide you with the spark of hope you needed or the breath of love qstrid was always there. Olsson had forgotten I read this book until I saw it displayed in Borders.

See 2 questions about Astrid and Veronika…. Both share their hardship in life. Early in their friendship- Veronica gave Astrid one of her previous novels. You’ll have to read the book to hear the rest. Trivia About Astrid and Veronika.


Jul 14, Teresa rated it really liked it Recommended to Teresa by: This is one book I will keep and perhaps read again. It is the story of a brief, yet transformative, relationship. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Love is not measurable. This novel, about friendship, love and loss, takes place in Sweden.

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Don’t allow it to slip between your fingers. At book club last night I revisited this book Review quote Linda Olsson unravels.

Between them sprout an veronka friendship that changes both their lives forever.

Preview — Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson. This is a quiet book and slow moving, it may not be for everyone. I learned about thei Poignant and heartwarming, the novel sets you into a quiet mood, experiencing saudade in the middle of a heavy rainfall.

As they explore each other’s pain and suffering, something else is born – fresh hope for the future and belief in their ability to heal. Astrid, and elderly, isolated soul meets awtrid new neighbor, Veronika, a devastated and wandering soul.

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