by Monika Fagerholm
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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.
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.
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