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Birgitta Hjalmarson

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Birgitta Hjalmarson It began with an image I couldn't forget. I had moved to the US but was visiting my mother in Sweden. She mentioned the burial almost as if in…moreIt began with an image I couldn't forget. I had moved to the US but was visiting my mother in Sweden. She mentioned the burial almost as if in passing. She said it was shortly after WWI. Must have been, she said, for she herself was still a child. The family had crossed a snowy field to a country churchyard, hidden in the forest of Sweden. As Anna's brother lowered the small coffin into the frozen ground, Anna clenched her fists, her knuckles white from the cold. A man, dressed in black, watched from the pasture below, a wreath on his arm. Only after the family left, did he approach the grave.

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Birgitta Hjalmarson Not very well, I'm afraid. I push through. I insist. Sometimes it takes days, even weeks. Often it does no good whatsoever. That's when I go down to…moreNot very well, I'm afraid. I push through. I insist. Sometimes it takes days, even weeks. Often it does no good whatsoever. That's when I go down to the ocean and wait.(less)
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"A very moving story set in an unfamiliar land and time. Anna Larrson is the youngest daughter in her family, her father being a respected member of their small village. Life revolves around their church in more ways than one. Alternating between t..." Read more of this review »
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This is a horrible, beautiful book. Horrible, because it forces the reader to confront the worst of human nature, that which surfaces when the layer of “civilization” breaks. Beautiful, because much of it is set on the Fiji Islands, a landscape indif ...more
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"I think it is a masterpiece. However, I might be biased as I have witnessed the book been born in our home."
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When in doubt, I read Philip Roth. One wrong word would break the spell, but I allow myself to be carried along. I know that promises will be kept.

So I reread The Ghost Writer and all’s well. The absurd is no longer absurd. Anne Frank, a “striking gi
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Perhaps it’s true. All the stories have already been told. It’s the telling that sets them apart. No One Is Coming to Save Us has been compared to The Great Gatsby. Gatsby, I think, gets in the way. I’d rather start without him.

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When in doubt, I read Philip Roth. One wrong word would break the spell, but I allow myself to be carried along. I know that promises will be kept.

So I reread The Ghost Writer and all’s well. The absurd is no longer absurd. Anne Frank, a “striking gi
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