A Sister in My House (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: April 16, 2018
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From the author of the bestselling Astrid & Veronika, a spellbinding novel of grief and hope, betrayal and forgiveness, between two sisters bound together by a tragic moment from their past
"I can't explain why I did it. Often, it is as if a part of me has its own impulsive life beyond my control. I am astounded at the mess it causes. And occasionally the good that comes out of it..."
Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their mother's funeral two years before. Now, Emma has come to visit Maria at her house in Spain, and her presence is an unsettling intrusion on Maria's quiet and solitary life. Over six days in the seaside town together, the sisters cautiously sink into conversations recounting the years of their separate adult lives. Their walks through the quiet town and evening talks on the terrace reveal almost more than Maria can deal with, until finally, the sisters confront the unspeakable--the death of their most loved sister. And always in the background, the cold shadow of their mother. A Sister in My House is a dreamlike amd compelling family drama of grief and betrayal, but ultimately, it is a story of hope and forgiveness.
About the Author
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 tour of the world with stops in Singapore, the UK and Japan, until she settled in New Zealand with her family in 1990. In 1993 she completed a bachelor of arts in English and German literature at Victoria University of Wellington. Her first novel, Astrid & Veronika, became an international success. It was followed by Sonata for Miriam and The Memory of Love. Olsson divides her time between Auckland, New Zealand and Stockholm, Sweden.