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by Marianne Fredriksson

Two Women: A Novel of Friendship (Ballantine Reader's Circle) download ebook
ISBN:
034544017X
ISBN13:
978-0345440174
Author:
Marianne Fredriksson
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Ballantine Books (May 28, 2002)
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224 pages
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4.9

Now Fredriksson gives us Two Women, the unforgettable story of a remarkable friendship–and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart.

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Now Fredriksson gives us Two Women, the unforgettable story of a remarkable friendship–and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart. They meet on a spring day in the local garden center: Inge, a native Swede, lovely and refined, a woman ruled by reason and her own deeply held moral beliefs; and Mira, a Chilean immigrant who still feels out of place in the cold Scandinavian north. Marianne Fredriksson. Subtitled "A Novel of Friendship," this third English translation of the popular Swedish author of Hanna's Daughters (1998) and Simon's Family (1999) explores the relationship between a Stockholm.

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Ballantine Reader's Circle. Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex. Marianne Fredriksson's novels have sold more than two million copies in her native Sweden. By (author) Marianne Fredriksson. Free delivery worldwide. chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves. Its message of reconciliation is transcendent. About Marianne Fredriksson. She is the bestselling author of Hanna's Daughters, Simon's Family, and Two Women.

Marianne Fredriksson's writing brings you to the craggy hillsides of Scandanavia, and connects you to the political strains between two contries during . This item: Hanna's Daughters: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle).

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Marianne Fredriksson was a Swedish author who worked and lived in Roslagen and Stockholm. Before becoming a novelist, she was a journalist on various Swedish newspapers and magazines, including Svenska Dagbladet

Marianne Fredriksson was a Swedish author who worked and lived in Roslagen and Stockholm. Before becoming a novelist, she was a journalist on various Swedish newspapers and magazines, including Svenska Dagbladet. Most of her earlier books are based on biblical stories. A central theme in her writings is friendship because, as she maintained, "friendship will be more important than love" in the future.

With her acclaimed novels Hanna’sDaughters and Simon’sFamily, international bestselling author Marianne Fredriksson captivated readers with the extraordinary power of her emotional landscapes. Now Fredriksson gives us Two Women, the unforgettable story of a remarkable friendship–and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart.They meet on a spring day in the local garden center: Inge, a native Swede, lovely and refined, a woman ruled by reason and her own deeply held moral beliefs; and Mira, a Chilean immigrant who still feels out of place in the cold Scandinavian north. Through many shared afternoons in Inge’s garden, Mira slowly reveals the horrors of a shadowed past and the heartbreak involving her beloved daughter. As Mira and her family begin a wrenching journey of discovery, Inge unwittingly uncovers secrets in her own life that make her question the very order of her world. An elegant novel of time and memory, love and distance, and the wounds they create and conceal, Two Women is Marianne Fredriksson’s most affecting work of fiction to date.
Reviews:
  • White gold
My book arrived very promptly, sooner than I expected. Excellent price and service. Would definitely order again from this company and Amazon.
  • Rainpick
There are many novels out there that deal with relationships between women, but Two Women is unlike any of them. This book deals with extraordinary issues, like rape, torture, and incest, as well as the usual issues, like marriage, sex, and trust. Inge and Mira are very different. One is restrained by her logic, while the other is caught in a web of violent emotions stemming from her tragic past. Important questions arise early: Should the past remain buried? Or should it be sought? How easily should we trust other people? At what point does love become a burden?

Like all Fredriksson's books, love is dealt with openly and frankly, almost unrealistically. There's none of the common coyness that one usually encounters, both in books and in the real world. Instead, people are heartbreakingly honest with each other, if not entirely honest with themselves. Lessons are learned by everyone, and often in unexpected ways. One character finds his true self by learning to paraglide, while another finds rebirth in a violent storm. In the end, the two families are strengthened by their connection, yet their imperfections persist, making them believable. Any reader will find themselves relating to these characters, despite their sometimes extraordinary circumstances.
  • Detenta
I have read Fredriksson's other books and this one, while slender, is definitely a keeper. I really enjoyed this novel.
It is about two women with secrets held deep inside them and by chance, they met at a garden center. There is Mira, a Chilean refugee from Chile who escaped to Sweden during the uprising. There is Inge, a native-born Swedish woman who is divorced and her two daughters are in London in school. Mira is also divorced and while her husband is rarely mentioned in this novel, he was somewhat central to all that has happened in the past. And these two women begin a long friendship based on mutal respect and trust.
This is a lovely book ~~ written lyrically and beautifully. Fredriksson draws the two characters with emotion and feeling and depths ~~ she introduces nightmares that every woman fears and how they both overcome it. They have discovered an inner strength within and found themselves more open and fragile as a result.
If you enjoy books written about friendships, this book is for you.
12-18-03
  • Opilar
I've read all of Marianne Fredriksson's novels in the original Swedish and some in English translation. The translations, this one included, have all seemed choppy and forced. But this may have something to do with the original language -- Swedish often uses very short sentences. Still, it doesn't make up for the very thin storyline. It's as if she's run out of ideas.
If you've never read Fredriksson before, skip this one and go for her earlier books, such as Simon's Family.
Unfortunately, her first several books, which are her best, in my opinion, have not been translated into English.
  • Zorve
I like Hanna's Daughters and was looking forward to reading this one, but her choppy, unimaginative style of writing left me wondering if she was hurting for money. I found the development of the friendship between the two women and their children to be forced and unrealistic in the period of time she was covering ( about a year?) The emotions seemed exagerated. The sentence structure typically resembled what one might find in a grade school primer. I'm wondering if perhaps this is a result of it being translated from Swedish to English. At any rate, not a pleasant read, fortunately it was very short.
  • Moogura
What a downer of a book.
  • Delaath
I had never read one of Marianne Frediksson's books before this, and after reading Two Women, I will never again. I have read better stories from my fourth grade students!! This book was extremely choppy because she tried to have many story lines but none of them were ever developed. I am only give this book one star because 0 stars is not an option. Skip this book and move on to a real author!