Author(s): Linda Olsson
Honest and moving, this intense storycarefully tracks a relationship stunted in childhood but given a second chance.
One sister have I in our house,
And one, a hedge away.
There's only one recorded,
But both belong to me.
Maria has found a sanctuary in a rented house, overlooking a small Spanish village by the sea. She is coming to terms with losing the love of her life. But her solitude and the places that have become special to her are about to be encroached upon by the arrival of her younger sister, Emma.
Will the intrusion only serve to evoke the bad memories of childhood or will the impending visit help them restart their lives?
This is a moving and heart-warming story of two sisters negotiating personal tragedies, past alienation and their own failings to try to come together in understanding and love.
'It is beautiful, sad and hopeful.'- Norran, Sweden
Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. She graduated from the University of Stockholm with a law degree, and worked in law and finance until she left Sweden in 1986. What was intended as a three-year posting to Kenya then became a meandering tour of the world with stops in Singapore, the UK and Japan, until she settled in New Zealand with her family. Linda's first novel Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs was published in New Zealand in 2005 and became an international success, selling hundreds of thousands of copies in Scandinavia, Europe, the United States and Asia. Several other heart-breaking and moving novels have followed with similar success.