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City of Light (The Women and the Town #4)

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Ann-Marie is a middle-aged woman returning from Portugal to the Swedish town in which she grew up in order to sell the old house she has inherited from her father. Memories of the past are everywhere, ensnaring her. She ends up staying in the house, alone with her memories of her father, an idiosyncratic character whom only she truly understood. She is also nervously await ...more
Paperback, 481 pages
Published April 21st 2003 by Norvik Press (first published 1983)
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Description: Ann-Marie is a middle-aged woman returning from Portugal to the Swedish town in which she grew up in order to sell the old house she has inherited from her father. Memories of the past are everywhere, ensnaring her. She ends up staying in the house, alone with her memories of her father, an idiosyncratic character whom only she truly understood. She is also nervously awaiting the arrival of her daughter, and now realises that she has never really tried to understand her.

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Dec 17, 2014 Gotothestars rated it did not like it
Slow. Depressing. No real action. Too depressing to actually read through. After 60 pages I just skimmed the rest, read a page here and there. Not very similar in style to the previous books, event though it follows the same characters. Would not recommend.
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Feb 06, 2016 Fred Vogelzang rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Made me thing rather strongly about never promised you a rose garden

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Jun 27, 2012 Enna rated it liked it
Ties up loose ends and references many story lines from previous books. Struggled to finish this one.
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Kerstin Lillemor Ekman is a Swedish novelist.
She began her career with a string of successful detective novels (among others De tre små mästarna ("The Three Little Masters") and Dödsklockan ("The Death Clock")) but later went on to persue psychological and social themes. Among her later works are Mörker och blåbärsris ("Darkness and Blueberries"), set in northern Sweden, and Händelser vid vatten (
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