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Astrid and Veronika
Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson
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With extraordinary emotional power, Linda Olssons 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 Veronikas 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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Honeybeebooks
Astrid & Veronika | Linda Olsson
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I appreciated more than enjoyed this novel. The short chapters made it easy to stop and start. I needed the break. Although there was beauty I kept hoping there would be some snippet of joy to make it all worthwhile.

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Honeybeebooks
Astrid & Veronika | Linda Olsson
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With you alone I spoke
what no one else can guess.
On never-ending roads
you were my lonliness.

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violabrain
Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson
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This is the second book I‘ve read by Linda Olsson and both of them made me nostalgic for places I have never actually been. A beautiful, lyrical novel.

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Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson
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Pickpick

Astrid og Veronika is a beautiful and quiet novel about how an unexpected friendship heals old wounds. The book contains some of the most beautiful descriptions I've ever read...

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Siri_reads
Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson

«That night, she lay in a bed where her body was an unfamiliar shape, in this house that didn‘t know her yet. In the silent darkness, it was as if she were nowhere. She felt light as air.» ❤️

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Next up! Love the title “Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs” (Also called Astrid and Veronika) and the cover. The cover matches the weather outside my window. Gentle snowflakes falling ❄️ Perfect day to start reading 📖

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goodbyefrancie
Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson
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Apples are healthy, right? We'll just pretend that caramel isn't there. 😉 Starting a new book this morning...random pick from my home library. Have a great Sunday, everyone! #currentlyreading

RealBooks4ever Happy Sunday! 💜 2y
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