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beautiful novel on the friendship between two women in sweden. one a young beauty trying to bounce back from the loss of the love of her life and an old country recluse who has lived alone for years. tender and funny at times.
Such a Long Journey. I read this years ago but remember it fondly. It was so awesome that I read all of Rohinton Mistery's books. His books are gorgeous stories about lives in India in the time of Partition. He also penned the better known "A Fine Balance".
This book is purported to be difficult but extremely rewarding--a murder mystery for intellectuals. In 1327, 7 Franciscan monks are murdered and William of Baskerville is called in to solve the mystery. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, and the empiricism of Bacon. Not a fast-paced thriller, but a genre crosser that will exercise the brain. Can't wait to start it!