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Astrid and Veronika
Astrid and Veronika
Author: Linda Olsson
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 arriva...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143038078
ISBN-10: 0143038079
Publication Date: 2/6/2007
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 126 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Astrid and Veronika on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Wonderful, wonderful story about two women, one young and one old, who meet in Sweden. Both deal with terrible tragedies they have not recovered from. Simple things and time together nurse them back to "health."
reviewed Astrid and Veronika on + 424 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is a very thought provoking novel. It tells the story of two very different women who have turned their backs on life for different reasons, but somehow they connect and create a beautiful permanent friendship in a very short time. It is heartwrenching, yet heartwarming at the same time. Beautifully written. Totally loved it! I couldn't put it down. I love that this version has an interview with the author, as well as discussion group questions at the back. Great!
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Helpful Score: 9
Beautifully written, captivating novel about a surprising friendship that develops between 2 women who seem very different on the surface, but are actually quite alike.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of the best "women as friends" books I've read. Don't miss it.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a lovely written story of two women who have lead totally different lives and have come together as friends. Beautifully written,this author has a great talent for describing everything that is being seen, heard, tasted and felt. The story itself was a bit on the slow side and it took me awhile to get through it despite the fact that it's only 246 pages, but it was a truly lovely story and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys descriptive, melancholy, and emotional stories.
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reviewed Astrid and Veronika on + 2 more book reviews
One of the best books I have read and did not want to put down in a long, long time~
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This beautifully written novel needs a sequel! I wanted to know where Veronika's journey in life takes her next. It was a sad tale in so many ways but poignant and joyful in so many others.
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Touching story of friendship between a young woman and an older woman.


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