Taut To use Loot. Return to Book Page. The water theme through out the story gave me pictures of the moods and feelings of the events happening, melting snow or ice, the huge terrifying waves of the sea, the river flowing under the bridge, the rain and wet snow. It is what we make of whatever we encounter that determines the outcome. Astrid, nearing the end of her life has so much wisdom to share about what she has learned. Be grateful for them.
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Yot Accept nothing but the best. Grandmother made her famous blueberry pie and I my fish soup. Both share their hardship in life.
Astrid is her elderly neighbor. Well worth the wait. Astrid y Veronika : Linda Olsson : View all 11 comments. Maybe veronioa book is one that came at the right time for me, but I really really liked it and slowed down my reading so I would not finish it.
I learned about their stories of loss, of longing and of love. The briefest brush with real love can sustain you for a lifetime.
What we choose to see, what we choose to save. The book opens with a cold winter welcome, it feels slow at first, but as you go along the story, you are slowly opening up — to the slow talks, to the longer sunshine, to the serense streams of the river bend, to the peaceful poems and prose, and to the sharings of the two women — of different generations, but having the same broken past and dark secrets.
Also mentioned often were open windows, scenes through t There are so many phrases and descriptions which I found simply beautiful and hauntingly familiar. This was a book about friendship built on timing and need. Astrid y Veronika No other book since The Enchanted April has had the ability to soften my somewhat sardonic view of female friendships. Five stars to this book which immediately is going on my list of favorites!
Beautifully written book about memory and facing the difficult memories in order to feel and live again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
As both of these women go about their days, kinda inevitably run into each other and very gradually develop a budding friendship.
This novel, about friendship, love and loss, takes place in Sweden. We must remember that. Cookies come astgid two flavours — persistent and transient. Veronica and Astrid have a beautiful companionship. The book she set out to write became increasingly elusive.
Preview — Astrid and Veronika by Linda ,inda. Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson Fi A beautiful, wonderfully written story about two women; one at the beginning of her life, the veronikz at the end of her life, who meet and because of this discover hope and love again. Nobody has ever lived our lives; ther are no guidelines.
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