Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pg. 69: Linda Olsson's "Sonata for Miriam"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson.

About the book, from the publisher:
A haunting novel of loss, love, and human connection from the author of Astrid & Veronika

Linda Olsson’s first novel, Astrid & Veronika, introduced readers to her gorgeous prose, and her extraordinary understanding of human relationships. With her second novel, she once again charts that terrain in a novel that also explores the significant impact of history on individual lives. In Sonata for Miriam, two events occur that will change composer Adam Anker’s life forever. Embarking on a journey that ranges from New Zealand to Poland, and then Sweden, Anker not only uncovers his parents’ true fate during World War II, but he also finally faces the consequences of an impossible choice he was forced to make twenty years before—a choice that changed the trajectory of his life.
Read an excerpt from Sonata for Miriam, and learn more about the book and author at Linda Olsson's website.

Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2003, she won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition. She has lived in Kenya, Singapore, Britain, and Japan before settling in Auckland, New Zealand, where she lives today. Her debut novel Astrid & Veronika was published in 2007.

The Page 69 Test: Sonata for Miriam.

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