Tag Archives: Sweden

Footprints

The Deal of a Lifetime is a new novella by Fredrik Backman. The unusual story requires a short amount of time to read, but took me a good while to contemplate. Told in the first-person, a father with cancer meets a … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman completes my reading of the author’s work. What a joy it has been! This story is about a precocious almost eight-year-old girl named Elsa who quotes Wikipedia, is … Continue reading

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Jump

Britt-Marie Was Here is the second book I have read by Fredrik Backman. He is an incredibly gifted writer with the ability to capture and convey the human spirit in a way I admire. The novel takes place in a … Continue reading

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Yada yada yada

The Whole Town’s Talking is the latest novel by Fannie Flagg. It was an enjoyable way to begin my 2017 reading in my new home with a book from my new library. Flagg is one of my favorite authors and … Continue reading

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Happy Endings

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Swedish author, Katarina Bivald  is a book lover’s book. Recently translated into English, I think this book is a treasure. Amy and Sara are book-loving pen pals. At Amy’s invitation, Sara arrives in … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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The Instigator

The 100 Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson is a comical romp through time and politics as told by a fictional, unpretentious centenarian named Allan. As the story begins, it is the 100th … Continue reading

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