Books Wonderful Women by the Sea A Novel by Monika Fagerholm Paperback, 330 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWonderful Women by the SeaSubtitleA NovelAuthorMonika Fagerholm Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Rosa and Isabella, two young Americanized women in Finland, cannot avoid the social and political upheaval of 1968 that brings an end to the innocence of the 1960s. Translated by Joan Tate. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Wonderful Women by the Sea Three Books... Brief, Bright And Beautiful: Three Books On Nordic Summer September 29, 2013 As autumn kicks in, Swedish novelist Anne Swärd reflects on the magical, short-lived summers near the Arctic circle. In places where the sun doesn't set, she says, "light insomnia" makes the world dream-like. And in the Nordic novels she recommends, Arctic sunshine makes betrayals sharper, friendships more intoxicating and love more enthralling.