The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love

Book - 2013
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"From the beloved author of Astrid & Veronika, a moving tale of friendship and redemption Fans of Astrid & Veronika and Chris Cleave's Little Bee will be thrilled to read Linda Olsson's third novel. Here is Olsson doing what she does best: illuminating the terrain of friendship and examining the many forms that love can take. Marion Flint, in her early fifties, has spent fifteen years living a quiet life on the rugged coast of New Zealand, a life that allows the door to her past to remain firmly shut. But a chance meeting with a young boy, Ika, and her desire to help him force Marion to open the Pandora's box of her memory. Seized by a sudden urgency to make sense of her past, she examines each image one-by-one: her grandfather, her mother, her brother, her lover. Perhaps if she can create order from the chaos, her memories will be easier to carry. Perhaps she'll be able to find forgiveness for the little girl that was her. For the young woman she had been. For the people she left behind. Olsson expertly interweaves scenes from Marion's past with her quest to save Ika from his own tragic childhood, and renders with reflective tenderness the fragility of memory and the healing power of the heart"--
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780143122432
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 209, 14 p. ; 20 cm


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Jun 18, 2017

Loved this book. Will read it again.....

Jun 06, 2015

a moving story of reconciliation and healing. I disagree with the Publishers Weekly assessment of the author's prose on this website. I thoroughly enjoyed Olsson's writing.

booklady413 Mar 12, 2014

Excellent read. If you enjoyed Astrid and Veronika, you will enjoy this book.


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