Maryann’s Book Review Time

Veronika, a young writer from New Zealand, rents a house in a small village in the midst of a harsh Swedish winter. She has come here alone hoping to come to terms with a recent tragedy while finishing her last novel. Her arrival is observed by Astrid, her elderly, reclusive neighbor who harbors a dark secret from her past. Astrid offers Veronika companionship in her grief, and the two embark on an unusual and unexpected friendship. As the seasons change around them, Astrid and Veronika slowly reveal their stories to one another, and what happens between them over the course of the year will change both of their lives forever.
What the reviews said;
“Emotionally satisfying…not only impossible to put down, but impossible to forget.” ~New Zealand Canvas
 “Evokes, with great beauty and precision, the landscape of a friendship.” Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
What I say:
This novel by Linda Olsson is extremly powerful in it’s subtle way.  The rare friendship between these  two women from different generations is captivating.
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Book Review With Maryann

Something new for 2011 is “Book Review with Maryann”. From time to time she will give you some insight to what she’s been delighting in. We start this year off with a look into:

The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg.
What others have said:
”Turning fifty seems to turn women crazy. When Nan hits this mark, she hits the road, leaving behind her home and her husband. Driving west from Boston, she consults only her own pleasure. And while this sounds easy, it is often arduous for Nan, who can hardly remember what her own pleasure is…upbeat from beginning to end.” —-Boston Sunday Globe
“Breathtaking.”—-The Charlotte Observer
“This is not a novel about a woman leaving home, but rather about a human being finding her way back.”—-Chicago Tribune
What I say:
I know I’ve enjoyed a book when the first thing I want to do is go find another story by the same author. That’s just how I felt after reading Elizabeth Berg’s The Pull of the Moon. She writes simply, clearly with fine details of things you will see, smell and feel. Please enjoy this book.
~Maryann Curmi
Maryann would like to give this book to you! The first to email her can have it. Good Luck and thanks for reading the “fine” print. 🙂