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'the braiding together of the two women’s voices is simply so beguiling' - New York Times

A stunning first novel that was to become an international bestseller.

Veronika, a writer in her early thirties, rents a house in the Swedish countryside to finish her novel. She is also cocooning herself from her past. She befriends Astrid, a reclusive older woman who has lived in the village all her life. Olsson leads us through the flowering of their unusual and tender friendship, as they slowly and carefully reveal their life histories and sometimes heart-rending pasts.

The Swedish landscape is always a powerful presence and measures the progress of the women's relationship; as the icy winter and bare trees give way to spring and then summer, the women's friendship deepens.


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143020288

    August 26, 2005

    Penguin

    288 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs
    Linda Olsson

    EBook

    9781742539263

    August 26, 2005

    Penguin eBooks

    276 pages

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