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Linda Olsson

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Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. She graduated from the University of Stockholm with a law degree, and worked in law and finance until she left Sweden in 1986. What was intended as a three-year posting to Kenya then became a meandering tour of the world with stops in Singapore, the UK and Japan, until she settled in New Zealand with her family. Linda's first novel Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs was published in New Zealand in 2005 and became an international success, selling hundreds of thousands of copies in Scandinavia, Europe and the United States. It was followed by the heart-breaking and moving Sonata for Miriam, also a bestseller in Scandinavia.

Books by Linda Olsson

A Sister in My House

Can hope and reconciliation be found after so many years of estrangement?

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Kindness of Your Nature

An unlikely friendship that is redeeming and healing.

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Short story club – 3 May 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 3 May 2018