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Publisher's Summary

Astrid & Veronika, Linda Olsson's poignant, beautifully crafted debut novel, portrays the unexpected yet unforgettable friendship that develops between two women from distant ends of the earth. Deeply forlorn following the devastating loss of her fiancé, young New Zealand writer Veronika resettles alone in a quaint Swedish village. Her arrival is quietly observed by Astrid, an elderly, reclusive neighbor, whose companionship will be a great blessing to Veronika - if she embraces it.
©2005 Linda Olsson; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Patricia Lucas on 12-24-11

Wonderful

This is a wonderful story of two women - one young, one old and their journey into friendship.

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By nursebettyknitting on 05-03-14

Not believable and not satisfying

It was all down hill for me after Astrid confessed about killing her own baby. I did not understand how Veronika could be so accepting of infanticide and had not questioned this at all. After this point, I stopped liking the book, and became very uneasy. I kept thinking Astrid probably sped up her husband's death, or she was going to kill herself, or will kill Veronika with her bloody poisonous mushrooms. There was not enough "beef" in the book to justify this infanticide committed out of Astrid's own hatred. The rest of the book was sugary sweet and melodramatic. However, Linda Olsson's other audiobook - Memory of Love - is wonderful and highly recommended.

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