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Hanna's Daughters: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Marianne Fredriksson

Published: 1999-08-03
Paperback : 368 pages
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“An uplifting family saga . . . [Marianne] Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex . . . chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves. . . . Its message of reconciliation is transcendent.”—People

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“An uplifting family saga . . . [Marianne] Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex . . . chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves. . . . Its message of reconciliation is transcendent.”—People

Sweeping through one hundred years of Scandinavian history, this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women—a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter—whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, the sacrifices, compromises, and rewards in the relationships between men and women, and the patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. If you have ever wanted to connect with the past, or rediscover family, Hanna's Daughters will strike a chord in your heart. . . .

Praise for Hanna's Daughters

“Brilliant . . . Hanna's Daughters outlines the lives of three generations of women and their complicated relationships with one another.”USA Today

“I loved Hanna's Daughters from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down. . . . Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters.”—Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People and Errands

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It's all about Sweden
by petersos (see profile) 01/28/17
Swedish smorsgabord canapes, swedish desserts. How could you go wrong!

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  "Hanna's Daughters"by petersos (see profile) 01/28/17

A wonderful story of mother daughter relationships and how family characteristics are passed along generation to generation. Also a good introduction to the Swedish culture and history.

 
by SusanBA (see profile) 01/27/17

 
  "Hannah's Daughters"by a walk on the (see profile) 08/15/10

This is an excellent commentary on mother/daughter relationships, but it is more than that. It is also a commentary on social history. Excellent book. I've read it twice.

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