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Best Books About Sweden

Recommendations from 12 articles, Stephen King, Peter King, Imani Gandy and 7 others.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson - 2009-01-06 (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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Imani Gandy
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The Emigrants
The Emigrant Novels
Vilhelm Moberg - 1995-09-15 (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...
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren - 2020-08-18 (first published in 1945)
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Tommy and Annika have a new neighbor: red-haired, freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking, who has upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do. The three children have the most rollicking adventures on their own, with horses and monkeys, the circus, and more!"A rollicking story." --The Horn Book...
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DK Eyewitness Sweden
Eyewitness - 2020-03-17 (first published in 2005)
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Your journey starts here. Featuring DK's much-loved maps and illustrations, walks and information, plus all new, full-colour photography, this 100% updated guide to Sweden brings you the best of this spectacular country in a brand-new, lightweight format.What's inside?- full-colour photography, hand-drawn illustrations, and maps throughout- easy-to...
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Doctor Glas
Hjalmar Söderberg - 2015-08-12 (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...
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Astrid and Veronika
Linda Olsson - 2007-02-06 (first published in 2005)
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Veronika 32, a writer whose boyfriend just drowned in New Zealand, rents a house in a small Swedish village next door to recluse Astrid 81. They share walks, meals, wine, and dangerous memories. Includes 11 page reader's guide for literature teachers and students....
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A Man Called Ove
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - 2015-05-05 (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...
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Beartown
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - 2018-02-06 (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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Peter King
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Children of Ash and Elm
A History of the Vikings
Neil Price - 2020-08-25
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A definitive new history of the Vikings The Viking Age -- between 750 and 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millennium, though, their history has largely been filtered through the writi...
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West Sweden
Including Gothenburg (Bradt Travel Guide)
James Proctor - 2019-04-07
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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 ...
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City of My Dreams
Per Anders Fogelström - 2000-08-01
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Lucia Morning in Sweden by Ewa Rydaker
The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide by David A. Fryxell
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
Lonely Planet Sweden by Lonely Planet
Willful Disregard by Lena Andersson
The Saga of Gosta Berling by Selma Lagerlof
Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi
Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson