Two Women

Two Women With her acclaimed novels Hanna s Daughters and Simon s Family international bestselling author Marianne Fredriksson captivated readers with the extraordinary power of her emotional landscapes Now Fr

  • Title: Two Women
  • Author: Marianne Fredriksson
  • ISBN: 9780345440174
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • With her acclaimed novels Hanna s Daughters and Simon s Family, international bestselling author Marianne Fredriksson captivated readers with the extraordinary power of her emotional landscapes Now Fredriksson gives us Two Women, the unforgettable story of a remarkable friendship and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart.They meet on a spring day in the local gWith her acclaimed novels Hanna s Daughters and Simon s Family, international bestselling author Marianne Fredriksson captivated readers with the extraordinary power of her emotional landscapes Now Fredriksson gives us Two Women, the unforgettable story of a remarkable friendship and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart.They meet on a spring day in the local garden center Inge, a native Swede, lovely and refined, a woman ruled by reason and her own deeply held moral beliefs and Mira, a Chilean immigrant who still feels out of place in the cold Scandinavian north Through many shared afternoons in Inge s garden, Mira slowly reveals the horrors of a shadowed past and the heartbreak involving her beloved daughter As Mira and her family begin a wrenching journey of discovery, Inge unwittingly uncovers secrets in her own life that make her question the very order of her world An elegant novel of time and memory, love and distance, and the wounds they create and conceal, Two Women is Marianne Fredriksson s most affecting work of fiction to date.

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    1. הוצאת כינרת, 187 עמ'לקח לי זמן רב לסיים את הספר שאומנם כתוב בשפה פשוטה ולא מורכבת אך תכניו עמוקים ומעוררים מחשבה.אינגה ומירה שתי נשים בגילאי החמישים (נראה לי) נפגשות במשתלה. מלכתחילה השוני בינהן מוקצן וברור לכל עין: אינגה היא שוודית מירה ציליאנית. לאינגה שתי בנות, למירה שני בנים. [...]

    2. Two women meet at a garden center and are immediately drawn to each other. Mira is a Chilean immigrant who is warm, vivacious and full of anger while Inge, a native Swede, is cool, removed and practical. Each have their own secrets, as do their children, and the unfolding of those secrets create a bond of friendship and try to understand each others methods of reflection.

    3. One of my favourite books in 2017 - the two main characters were so different with their own unique problems, they both worked hard at building a relationship

    4. The writing was OK, but the story was very good. Set in Sweden. Through the Chilean immigrants in the story I learned about the destruction and horrors under Pinochet.

    5. Bra och informativ om Pinochet och Chile, och hur invandrare kan betrakta Sverige och svenskarna. Plus, som alltid + Marianne pumpar en full med gudomlig visdom!

    6. Mooi. Wat rommelig maar met inhoud en een stuk geschiedenis (Chili). Over vrouwen die klappen van het leven gekregen hebben maar er toch nog zijn en op hun eigen - soms stugge - manier die ander vooruit helpen. Chapeau voor deze personages.

    7. At one point, I said to myself, if one more tear is shed, I will stop reading. I didn't keep myself to that promise and kept on reading this melodramatic monster until the end. I wasn't true to myself and because of that I cried a lot. Really.

    8. This Swedish book was easy to read and it did not take long to finish. The authors language was nothing special and the plot seemed messy at times, but this was compensated by brilliant characters and a moving main story. The plot is mainly about friendship and the clashes between cultures. Inge and Mira meets at a flower shop and starts talking, despite or maybe becuase of their differences they develop a special friendship. These middle age women have had hard lives, they are both divorced and [...]

    9. There are many novels out there that deal with relationships between women, but Two Women is unlike any of them. This book deals with extraordinary issues, like rape, torture, and incest, as well as the usual issues, like marriage, sex, and trust. Inge and Mira are very different. One is restrained by her logic, while the other is caught in a web of violent emotions stemming from her tragic past. Important questions arise early: Should the past remain buried? Or should it be sought? How easily s [...]

    10. I guess the author was trying to show the difference in two cultures, but this book did nothing for me.

    11. Well-intentioned drivel. I wanted to like it, but the melodrama was unforgivable. I wonder if this would have been better with much less dialog, because the talks were the most cringeworthy part. Of course, part of this book's appeal is that it's about women talking to each other, so I don't know. I'll copy down a quote which encapsulates my favorite thing about this book: "During the week Inge would be alone again and felt that it was a good thing. Mira would drop in as usual, so companionship [...]

    12. They meet in the local garden center: Inge, a Swede, a woman ruled by reason; and Mira, a Chilean immigrant who still feels out of place in the cold Scandinavian north. Through shared afternoons in Inge’s garden, Mira slowly reveals her past and the heartbreak involving her lost daughter and her two surviving sons. Inge's two daughters, studying in England, disclose her ex has left his current wife and disappeared. One of Inge's daughters is engaged to Chilean emigree whose mother becomes invo [...]

    13. I cannot be bothered to waste anymore time on this book by putting together a thorough reviewe characters were extremly flat and their motives were either too obvious or utterly mysterious or illogical. The story telling was equally flat, events were just described one after the other and there wasn't a real climax. Obviously I read the english translation from the swedish original but still the writing style was extremly underwhelming. It constantly tried to be meaningful by centering on heavy [...]

    14. What i love about this book is on it show that sometimes we meet someone or some people who unexpectedly help us along the way.Both ladies, Inge and Mira, had a tragic or unpleasant past that they still haven't resolve. But through the help of each other and their families, they were able to settle and overcome what happened in the past.The story of the friendship of Inge and Mira was broaden up to their sons and daughters. And they found not only friendship but a family among them.

    15. This is subtitled A Novel of Friendship, and it did nicely capture the ebb and flow of a new relationship as it develops between two women in middle-age where both are emotionally damaged and one is passive aggressive and the other has the patience of Job. The characters have interesting cultural backgrounds - both Swedish, one having immigrated from Pinochet's Chile. To be honest books about food and gardening bore me, or I would have given this another star.

    16. Since I read Hanna's Daughters years ago and am preparing to head to Sweden in a few weeks, I thought I would read one of Fredriksson's more recent works. It did generalize about the character of Swedes and I did learn of political oppression in Chili, otherwise it was unremarkable. Fredriksson's earlier work was more compelling.

    17. This is indeed a novel of friendship. Two divorced women in their 50's meet at a nursery and become very close friends. One is a native of Sweden, the other an immigrant to Sweden from Chile. I loved how they were frank with one another yet each came to each other's aid in so many ways. The families also became friends.

    18. Interesting story about two woman who meet eachother by accident, and get to know about eachothers countries, lifes, families and struggles in life. Immigrant problems, family issues, love and fear. Written in a very accesible way.

    19. This was a random book I checked out from the library when I just cruised the shelves. It was a good read. I particularly liked the realistic friendship that developed between the two women and their extended families.

    20. I liked Hanna's Daughters so much I immediately checked out other books by Fredriksson.This one is about the friendship between a Swedish women and a Swedish-Chilean immigrant. Also very well written and thought provoking.

    21. Well-written, but weird. There doesn't seem to be resolution in the book, something I like. There is a lot of thinking, analyzing, philosophizing, but not a lot of doing.

    22. I had to force myself to finish reading this story. Felt it was very disjointed and choppy! I didn't really enjoy the characters, or the story line. Just not my cup of tea!

    23. a remarkable story of friendship between two very different women. Also try Simons Family by the same author. Very nice!

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