Tag Archives: Swedish authors

“The Winners” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“It is often said that history is written by the winners, but there are no winners here.” In 2018 I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal. Then later that same year I read “Us Against You“, and that actually managed to … Continue reading

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“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” The Bankrobber – made an unwise decision and robbed a bank for only enough money to pay a month’s rent because the divorce lawyer said that was the only … Continue reading

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“The Red Address Book” by Sofia Lundberg – Book Review

Originally written in Swedish and translated to English by Alice Menzies The elderly Doris is nearing the end of her life in her native Stockholm, Sweden. Her only close relative is her great-niece, Jenny who is a busy young mother … Continue reading

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“Things My Son Needs to Know About the World” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“Words matter” The short personal essays in this collection will tug at your heartstrings. They will make you laugh and cry, and, they will make you examine your own parenting strategies. With an essay devoted to ‘poop’ and another to … Continue reading

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“For the Missing” by Lina Bengtsdotter – Book Review

“The award-winning, global bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her.” Charlie (Charline) Lager is a police detective working in Stockholm for the … Continue reading

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“Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“The game is simple: everyone gets a stick, there are two nets, two teams. Us against you.” Last year I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal, so I was super excited to learn that there was going to be a sequel.  … Continue reading

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“The ice princess” by Camilla Läckberg – Book Review

This is the first novel in a series that has been on my personal radar for some time.  What clinched the deal for me was the fact that this title was chosen by my ‘in-person’ bookclub as their read for … Continue reading

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“Beartown” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.” It is official!  I can honestly say that Fredrik Backman is my favorite author.  I have now read everything he has written, and all have … Continue reading

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“The deal of a lifetime” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

Fredrik Backman never disappoints, but he may pull at your heartstrings more than a little… He begins the story in this way: “Does it make a difference if I killed a good person? A loved person? A valuable life? If … Continue reading

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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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