Download Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson PDF

By Linda Olsson

With outstanding emotional energy, Linda Olsson's stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the weird and unforeseen friendship that develops among ladies. Veronika, a tender author from New Zealand, rents a home in a small Swedish village as she attempts to come back to phrases with a up to date tragedy whereas additionally completing a singular. Her arrival is silently saw through Astrid, an older, reclusive neighbor who slowly turns into a presence in Veronika's existence, providing convenience within the kind of companionship and lovingly ready home-cooked food. Set opposed to a haunting Swedish panorama, Astrid & Veronika is a lyrical and meditative novel of affection and loss, and a narrative that may stay with readers lengthy after the characters' secrets and techniques are printed.

Show description

Read or Download Astrid and Veronika PDF

Best literature books

The "Genius"

The insistent subject of Mr. Dreiser's paintings is wish, perennial, unquenchable. irrespective of how badly Mr. Dreiser may perhaps do his paintings, he will be major because the American novelist who has so much felt this subterranean present of existence. Many novelists have obvious this present as an insignificant abyss of sin from which the soul is to be dragged to the excessive flooring of ethical objective and redemption, yet it will now not fairly do.

The Way It Works

Walter Davis is younger, good-looking, clever, dynamic and personable. The manufactured from a bi-racial marriage yet deserted by means of his father as a tender baby, he prides himself on 3 issues: his force to prevail, his wonderful outfits and not having been overdue for something in his lifestyles. Walter is additionally homeless.

The Widow's Children: A Novel

"Chekhovian. . . . each line of Fox's tale, each gesture of her characters, is alive and wonderful. "—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, manhattan TimesOn the eve in their journey to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit down in a brand new York urban resort room, ingesting scotch-and-sodas and looking forward to the coming of 3 acquaintances: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a prior marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and fascinating brother; and Peter Rice, a depression editor whom Laura hasn't visible for over a yr.

Additional resources for Astrid and Veronika

Sample text

Ensi tout le jor chevalcha, et de l'errer tant s'avancha que la nuis vint et si approche. Lors s'en torna vers une broche, ne trove maison ne repaire or ne set Perchevax que faire, chevalchant va vers une roche. Lors ot une petite closche soner dedens un hermitage. 15716 ; 15720 15724 ; 15728 15732 15736 15740 ; 15744 Doi preudome de grant eage mainent laiens, bien le sachiez et Perchevax s'est adreciez vers le manoir et vers l'oïe de le cloche qu'il ot oïe. Tant oirre qu'il vint a la porte il huche, et li uns d'ax aporte les clés, et vint la porte ovrir.

Or weil je vostre non savoir. » Cil dist : « Je vous en dirai voir, que n'en mentiroie a nul fuer : on m'apele Brandin Dur Cuer. Liez sui quant estes Perchevax. Affiné avez vos travax, que ja mais jor ne menjerai devant che que mort vous arai. » Perchevax dist conme hardis « Par foi, dont junerez toz dis. » A icest mot se queurent seure l'uns fiert desoz, l'autres deseure et, de che ne mescreez mie, puis que che vint a l'escremie, tost fust la bataille finee car Perchevax de randonee li vint corant, l'espee traite, si le fiert si a le retraite que le chief li sevra del bu.

15008 : ; ! 15012 » 15016 : fS020 - Sire, dist cele, par ma destre, onques por si poi d'achoison ne fist nus hom tel desraison con cil qui cest mal me fait traire. Se jel vous osoie retraire, molt volentiers le vous diroie, mais par che ja garant n'aroie ; car se je le quidoie avoir je vous en diroie le voir. » Perchevax li dist : « Je vous jur, la moie foi vous asseür que je en ferai ma poissance de vous metre fors de pesance. Sire, dist ele, ore entendez, ja en orrez les veritez : li chevaliers qui chi me mist une fois d'amours me requist.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 29 votes