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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Both share their hardship in life. Astrid is her elderly neighbor. Well worth the wait. 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 hand over oldson face and the white night swallowed us” p, tells husband “Your child is dead” p, drops murder innocuously without warning, explanation, shame, regret, or followup.

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View all 11 comments. Maybe veronioa 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. I learned about their stories of loss, of longing and of love.

The briefest brush with real love can sustain you for a lifetime. What we choose to see, what we choose to save. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. 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 And this is a spoiler The book doesn’t say explicitly why.


Astrid is quiet, keeps to herself, and is almost a recluse. And yet, there is plenty of poetry in Olsson’s writing. Even Veronika’s character lacks depth. 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.

Also mentioned often were open windows, scenes through t There are so many phrases and descriptions which I found simply beautiful and hauntingly familiar. This was a book about friendship built on timing and need.

Astrid y Veronika

No other book since The Enchanted April has had the ability to soften my somewhat sardonic view of female friendships. Five stars to this book which immediately is going on my list of favorites! Beautifully written book about memory and facing the difficult memories in order to feel and live again.


Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As both of these women go about their days, kinda inevitably run into each other and very gradually develop a budding friendship. Those of us who have fallen into unknown relationships at life’s most unexpected time will realate to this story. This novel, about friendship, love and loss, takes place in Sweden.

We must remember that. Cookies come astgid two flavours – persistent and transient. But that latter quibble is especially minor, as I’m willing to suspend my disbelief over things like that in good fiction.

Veronica and Astrid have a beautiful companionship. The book she set out to write became increasingly elusive. Preview — Astrid and Veronika by Linda ,inda.

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

Fi A beautiful, wonderfully written story about two women; one at the beginning of her life, the veronikz at the end of her life, who meet and because of this discover hope and love again. Nobody has ever lived our lives; ther are no guidelines.

One evening, we cooked together.