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MMFinck
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

I preferred the one before, but this is still excellent. Long live Beartown!

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andrew61
The Troubled Man | Henning Mankell
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Pickpick

So a sad farewell to Kurt Wallender. A great last bow as he investigates the disappearance of daughter Linda's partners father, an ex naval commander. With a huge dose of cold War intrigue, I enjoyed this story, that involves soviet submarines and spys, while also noticing the detective's increasingly poignant loss of memory. At last I can try the TV series
I've put this in for #MarvellousMay @Andrew65 + hope to rd another bk before Saturday

Andrew65 Sounds a great ending, I am yet to start this series. Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 5d
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starlight97
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Pickpick

"Nobody was innocent. There were only varying degrees of responsibility."
??️ Lee Bermejo

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jlhammar
Astrid and Veronika | Linda Olsson
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I loved this story of unlikely friendship between two lonely and grieving women. Astrid, 81 and Veronika, 32 both lost their mothers as children. As they become closer, Astrid opens up to Veronika about the death of her child many years earlier.

#Lonely #MayMoms
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sounds like a great book❣️ 6d
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KristiAhlers
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For #travelthroughbooks we visit #sweden in this true crime read. I will say it was interesting to read how criminal investigations are done in other countries. With that said I just personally think it got bogged down in details that I just didn‘t think a reader would need. Or at least personally I didn‘t think I needed it. #truecrime #springread

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starlight97
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Pickpick

"The raptors of the world understood only one language."

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Amiable
The Last Letter Home | Gustaf Lannestock, Vilhelm Moberg
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Pickpick

Just finished this 4-book historical fiction series about the Swedish immigrant experience to the U.S. If you have ancestors who came to America from Sweden in the mid-1800s and settled in the upper Midwest, this is their story. And it‘s an absorbing one. The author did a great deal of research to make sure the details are historically accurate. Definitely recommend.

EvieBee This sounds great! I‘m a fan of Cather‘s immigrant trilogy so this sounds fab. 3w
Amiable @EvieBee My great-grandparents came from Sweden in the 1920s and settled near NYC, so their experience was different. But my husband's ancestors followed the actual path depicted in the books -- same time period, made their ways to Minnesota to carve out farmland, etc. It felt like I was reading a diary of his family! Very good. (edited) 3w
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emily_roamswild
The Resting Place | Camilla Sten
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Pickpick

Oh I enjoyed this twisty, sick journey. I had a few guesses of how it would play out but didn‘t get it quite right—and I love that. Creepy old house with a dark, mysterious past! Grieving for complicated (and abusive) relationships! The cold unforgiving Swedish winter! Powerful name play! YES! No one in this book is who they say they are & it‘s delightful. I particularly liked Sebastian‘s realistic reactions to the bat-shit crazy stuff happening.

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Auntynanny
Ice Princess | Camilla Lckberg
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Pickpick

This was a great suspenseful mystery.

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jbooks
The Survivors | ALEX. SCHULMAN
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Pickpick

Wow… I can‘t even think of where to start. The layout of this book, the past and present weaving together.. it‘s so genius in so many ways. The plot was compelling, immersive, and had me guessing until the very last pages. The ending hit me fast and hard- did not see it coming. This is one of my favorite books and now that I know the entire story, the whole plot, I will be reading it again. Cannot recommend this book enough.

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