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Fylgia by Birgitta Hjalmarson
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really liked it

So glad to read about people who could be my relatives -- there are not many books about women's issues, politics and society in rural communities like this one in Sweden. Set in the early 1900s, the events of this novel provide a close look at real lives and the real problems that have been, thankfully, addressed to some degree over the last century: birth control, women's legal rights, the oppressiveness of religious and social taboos and even the social change associated with industrialization. Small details and motifs repeat throughout to give the story depth and poignancy.
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Reading Progress

July 22, 2019 – Started Reading
July 22, 2019 – Shelved
August 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Birgitta (last edited Aug 05, 2019 12:51PM) (new) - added it

Birgitta Hjalmarson Thank you, Paula! I so appreciate.

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