Astrid & Veronika
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 & 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lesleynicol - LibraryThing
This is one of the most beautiful books that I have read for a long time. It is the story of two women both of whom are living in isolated farmhouses in th Swedish countryside. Veronika a writer has ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NeedMoreShelves - LibraryThing
This is the second book I've read by this author, and they have one thing very much in common - they seem to be all about the mood. This is the story of a quiet friendship, started by two women whose ... Read full review