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Best Books About Sweden

Recommendations from 7 articles, Peter King, Imani Gandy.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson - Jan 06, 2009 (first published in 2005)
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The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the new book in the Millennium Series, is available now!Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her a...
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The Emigrants
The Emigrant Novels
Vilhelm Moberg - Sep 15, 1995 (first published in 1949)
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Considered one of Sweden's greatest 20th-century writers, Vilhelm Moberg created Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson to portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for early Swedish pioneers in America. His consistently faithful depiction of these humble people's lives is a major strength of the Emigrant Novels.Moberg's extensive research in the paper...
Doctor Glas
Hjalmar Söderberg - Aug 12, 2015 (first published in 1905)
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Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siècle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. So when the minister’s...
A Man Called Ove
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - May 05, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter ne...
Beartown
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartownan instant New York Times bestsellerabout a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroach...
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West Sweden
Including Gothenburg (Bradt Travel Guide)
James Proctor - Apr 07, 2019
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This fully revised third edition of Bradt's West Sweden including Gothenburg remains the most comprehensive - and only standalone - guidebook to this enchanting region. In the first dedicated guidebook, Bradt's West Sweden including Gothenburg reveals the staggering variety of the area's experiences, including a chapter on Gothenburg and a section ...
City of My Dreams
Per Anders Fogelström - Aug 01, 2000 (first published in 1960)
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A summer evening in 1860 a young man named Henning walks into the city he has dreamed of. Times are changing, industries are forming and new possibilites are opening up.The narrative follows a group of working-class people on Södermalm in Stockholm between 1860 and 1880.This is the first book in Fogelstrom's five-volume Stockholm Series, which brok...
Lonely Planet Sweden
Lonely Planet - Jun 01, 2015
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the beauty of Stockholm's glittering waterways and cobble-stoned streets, hike through the wild natural landscape of its northern regions, o...
Willful Disregard
A Novel About Love
Lena Andersson - Feb 02, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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Winner of Sweden's most prestigious literary award, a novel about an otherwise sensible woman's descent into the obsession and delusion of unrequited love.Ester Nilsson is a sensible person in a sensible relationship. She knows what she thinks and she acts according to her principles.Until the day she is asked to give a lecture on renowned artist H...