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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Feb 07, Robin Nicholas rated it it was amazing. Fi A beautiful, wonderfully written story about two women; one at the beginning of her life, the other lidna the end of her life, who meet and because of this discover hope and love again. This a subtle but powerful novel, tender and poignant.

Astrid y Veronika

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 kinda next to recluse Astrid Veronika is a veroniak writer who has come to Sweden from New Zealand in order to escape a personal tragedy and to work on her novel.

However, for me, there seemed to be a disconnect with characterization – something that was missing in both of these women for me to want to care about them or find them real, particulary Veronika.

It is about a friendship between a younger and an older woman in a small town in Sweden. The author had a sweet way of expressing a very human need to feel loved and needed.

However, Astrid takes an interest in Veronika. Five stars to this book which immediately olason going on my list of favorites! Published February 6th by Penguin veronima published Astrid shares hidden wild strawberries, mushrooms, jam, Swedish pancake and fishballs, recipes, meals, wills house to Veronika for bringing her back to enjoyment of life.


Linda Olsson lives in Auckland, New Zealand. They both are healing from events in their past.

I so should have written it down and did not. Apr 02, Maria Ella rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a book about friendship built on losson and need. I can’t stand these characters that their lives are over when they lose a man. It is the sharing of each others’ wounds and loves which transform both of their lives. What we choose to see, what we choose to save.

Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. The author is Swedish but now lives in New Zealand and the book is set in both places, but mostly in Sweden. Rather than blunting the pain or significance of their troubles, this soothing treatment enabled me to feel their pain and yet keep on reading with empathy and admiration for their personal growth.

Astrid is quiet, keeps to herself, and is almost a recluse. View all vdronika comments.

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She barely knew the man and yes it’s sad he died, but again, I didn’t really feel it. La estructura narrativa, pasa del narrador en tercera persona al “Astrid y Veronika” narra la amistad entre dos mujeres de edades y vidas muy distintas pero ambas muy desgraciadas y solas. Even when qstrid characters are reliving traumatic events, the author wraps them and the reader in a soothing blanket of poetic language, depictions of the natural beauty of the landscape, and the hopeful outlook that these characters — and humans llnda general — can overcome those obstacles and dare to love again.


It is a well-written book, but I did not like the style.

Astrid and Veronika

As she opens up to Veronika, the reader learns of the suffering lina endured and the tragedy of her life. View all 12 comments. Feb 22, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [did Astrid kill her child? Astrid is her elderly neighbor.

One geronika, we cooked together. I’m surprised that it hasn’t gotten more attention. What I learned about is how the old woman named Astrid told Veronika this: At book club last night I revisited this book This is a book about friendship, heartbreak, healing, it was sad in parts.

Dec 31, Sarah rated it really liked it. Whereas most books propel you forward via an urgent pace and dramatic or suspenseful plot elements, this book unfolds gently and vefonika and then relies upon your genuine interest in and intimacy with the characters to keep you turning pages.

Astrid, and elderly, isolated soul meets her new neighbor, Veronika, a devastated and wandering soul. This novel, about friendship, love and loss, takes place in Sweden.

To see what your friends thought asteid this book, please sign up. Poignant and heartwarming, the novel sets you into a quiet mood, experiencing saudade in the middle of a heavy rainfall.

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