Wonderful Women by the Sea

A Novel

by Monika Fagerholm

Wonderful Women by the Sea

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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.


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Brief, Bright And Beautiful: Three Books On Nordic Summer

Finland, "the country of thousand lakes," is known for its bathing culture: steaming hot saunas and wintry ice baths. Life by the water plays a big part in Finnish-Swedish author Monika Fagerholm's novel Wonderful Women by the Sea. During relaxed and sensual days in the archipelago, a realistic drama takes place in triptych form — three summers take us from light into darkness. For as long as these short Arctic summers last, the heroines Bella and Rosa — vaguely resembling Elizabeth

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