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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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Veronika is an author from New Zealand who has just been through a tragedy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 25 comments. It may just provide you with the spark of hope you needed or the breath of love that was always there.

I initially slowed down to savor the book, but as the story unfolded I began to feel overwhelmed by the melancholy tone. I so should have written it down and did not. Why is she the witch? I think that if we can find the words, and if we can find someone to tell them to, then perhaps we can see o,sson differently.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is one book I will keep and perhaps read again. Astrid and Veronika is just such a book. Grandmother made her famous blueberry pie and I my fish soup.

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Astrid is called the witch in the village but the readers never really finds out why, and her character is the complete opposite of her nickname, which for me is confusing. I also balked a bit at the coincidence of these two women with their tragic stories meeting and connecting as and when they linca.


In Linda Olsson Let me sing you gentle songs we follow Veronika who one evening in March moves into a secluded cottage in a small village in Dalarna. Rather than blunting the pain or significance of their troubles, this soothing treatment enabled me to feel their pain and yet olsxon on reading with empathy and admiration for their olssoh growth.

Email address subscribed successfully. I’d very much like to experience more of Olsson’s work. As both of these women go about their days, they inevitably run into each other and very gradually develop a budding friendship.

During my own life, I have h friendships with women that are older than I, and often those are my favorite and most cherished relationships. The book doesn’t say explicitly why. View all 11 comments. Conversations develop with each other,thus, linva respective pasts are revealed. It made me want to see New Zealand and Sweden. Quotes from Astrid and Veronika. The themes in this book include: Preview — Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson.

I started this not really knowing what to expect, and at first, it seemed to plod along a little too slowly. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Accept nothing but the best. Even Veronika’s character lacks depth. Great authors like Shakespeare or Dickens wrote for the paycheck. Astrid, and elderly, isolated soul meets her new neighbor, Veronika, a devastated and wandering soul. I love the friendship that develops between the two women.

An intimate story about the transformative power of being seen. Senior checks on ill author, brings nourishment. Perhaps it is a little like having a child.

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

Feb 28, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: A beautiful, wonderfully written story about two women; one at the beginning of her life, the other at the end of her life, who meet and because of this discover hope and love again. Liinda two women establish lovely rituals together as they pick mushrooms in the woods, drink wine on cold winter evenings and sing songs liinda the evenings.


Astrid, a reclusive woman, who has lived in this village her entire life, was living with a painful secret from her past. Feb 14, Sandie rated it really liked it Shelves: The water theme through out the story gave me pictures of the moods and feelings of the events happening, melting snow or ice, the huge terrifying waves of the sea, the river flowing under the bridge, the rain and wet snow. Veronika, a young writer from New Zealand, rents a house in a small Swedish village as she tries qstrid come to terms with a recent tragedy while also finishing a novel.

As we stood in her kitchen, she suddenly looked up from her work. This is a tender book about friendship and love between two unlikely women whose hearts join together. And I have come to think that however much it hurts, however hard it is, we have to listen.

Linda Olsson paints a picture with her words. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Veronika is a young writer who has come to Sweden from New Zealand in order to escape a personal tragedy and to work on her novel.