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Mike Larssons rymliga hjärta

  Tomelilla, Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden. Mike has just been released from prison and he wants to have his own redemption by taking...

German Autumn – by Stig Dagerman

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Countrymen: How Denmark’s Jews Escaped the Nazis

  It was1943. Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The country was worried, oppressed and sometimes inclined to please the enemy. Popular forms of resistance with sabotages and...

On overgrown paths by Knut Hamsun

  The disease against which Alessandro Lami battled with for a long time took him away on Sunday March 8th, 2015. Alessandro had transmitted his love...

Håkan Nesser – The Darkest Day

  Few ingredients are required for a Scandinavian crime novel: cold, lots of snow, a mystery, a grouchy inspector and cracks in a society which...

Arto Paasilinna – The Year of the Hare

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Arnaldur Inðridason – Jar City

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Selma Lagerlöf – The Emperor of Portugallia

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