Tag Archives: Swedish authors

If you haven’t read anything by Karin Alvtegen – what’s stopping you?

Years before I started this blog when I was working as a public library cataloguer, a book crossed my desk that caught my eye.  With an adorable little boy on the cover, it immediately piqued my interest.My review of “Shadow” … Continue reading

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“And every morning the way home gets longer and longer” by Fredrik Backman

Ever since I read Fredrik Backman’s “A man called Ove“, I have been a fan.  Since then, I’ve read two other novels of his and loved them both.  Now, the author has written a new novella, and of course I … Continue reading

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“Britt-Marie was here” by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie is 63 years old and she has always felt invisible.  The only people who ever appreciated her enough to ‘see‘ her were her sister Ingrid (long since dead) and her husband Kent (for a short while after they were … Continue reading

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“The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald (Official Blog Tour)

Today, in the age of social media and instant communication, letter writing has become antiquated and uncommon.  Not that many years ago however it was the norm and many people had ‘pen-pals’, myself included. This novel is about two women, … Continue reading

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“My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” by Fredrik Backman

One of my favorite novels from last year was “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.  So you can imagine my delight when I heard he has written another novel! “My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” didn’t … Continue reading

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“A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

In my latest reading adventure I traveled to Sweden where I met “A man called Ove“.   Ove is a loveable curmudgeon in late middle-age.   He is ever so slightly OCD and has a problem with the machinations of society.   Ove … Continue reading

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“Shadow” by Karin Alvtegen

The single most positive aspect of this novel is the beautifully written prose. The words seem to speak directly to the reader in a heart-touching and sometimes heart-wrenching way. I’ll admit this is one of those novels where the cover … Continue reading

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