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New Book: Those Who Sow in Snow

Tina Harnesk’s debut novel Those Who Sow in Snow is out in Sweden today, September 21st.

Máriddja has just been told that she doesn’t have long to live. The eccentric 85-year-old woman accepts her fate with furious resignation and quickly moves on to more important matters: how to keep her condition from her husband Biera, and how to find someone to care for him after she’s gone.

The newly engaged couple Kaj and Mimmi has recently relocated to a small village in the north of Sweden after the death of Kaj’s mother, the enigmatic Laura. When Kaj finds a curious box of Sami handicrafts that his mother left him, an improbable chain of events is set in motion that will ultimately lead him to a life-altering discovery…

With Those Who Sow in Snow debut writer Tina Harnesk spins a tall tale that shifts seamlessly between laugh-out loud humor and profound depictions of what it means to love and lose within a family. With fantastic twist and turns, an unforgettable cast of colorful characters and a singular lyrical style, this glimmering debut novel is as broad as it is deep.

Those Who Sow in Snow is published in Sweden by Bokfabriken.


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