Ett frågetecken är ett halvt hjärta A Question Mark Is Half a Heart
Elin Boals has the perfect life. A successful photographer in New York, she’s married to the wonderful Sam and together they have a seventeen-year-old daughter, Alice. But something has always been missing in the picture of their perfect family.
One day, Elin receives a letter from her childhood friend Fredrik, her one true friend and lifeline during her poverty-stricken childhood on the island of Gotland outside Sweden. It’s a voice from the past that Elin has done everything in her power to forget and hide from everyone, even those closest to her. Memories and thoughts come flooding back with this unexpected sign of life. It drives a wedge between Elin and her family and fills her with shame over what she once did, the secret that made her run away from the island and never return.
In the end, Elin realizes that she must face her past to become whole again, and save the family she has now. She sets out on a journey to another continent, but also to another time and another life.
A Question Mark Is Half a Heart is a captivating story about overcoming shame and guilt, about finding oneself and the truth. And in doing so, learning how to love.
“A Question Mark Is Half a Heart – what a fantastic title! Already there you’re intrigued. Sofia Lundberg debuted with The Red Address Book and it was great, truly wonderful. But I think this one is even better! /…/ [A Question Mark Is Half a Heart] stayed with me for a long time, and I think it’s an excellent book for book circles since there’s so much to discuss. There’s a lot of recognition, but it also poses a lot of questions. /.../ I love the title and the cover, and I love the book.”
“I don’t know how she does it, but Sofia Lundberg’s writing can be felt throughout your whole body as you read it. Most of all, in the heart.”
“I was utterly in love with The Red Address Book. Now [Sofia Lundberg] has written a new, fantastic novel. /…/ I was so immersed in the story that I forgot that it was fiction. My heart ached reading about Elin’s childhood. It made me stop to think about many different things. /…/ It’s a joy to read the well-written A Question Mark Is Half a Heart. So go get the book, make yourself a big cup of tea, get the tissues out, and start reading!”
“Sofia Lundberg skillfully weaves together the past and the present. /…/ A Question Mark Is Half a Heart is a strong and emotional novel that moves. I liked it very much!”
“Just like in the last book, [Lundberg’s writing] kindles strong emotions and I definitely shed a tear or two! The novel is well-written and a wish to know how everything fits together and how things will develop propels you through the pages. The characters are depicted in a lovely manner and I cheer them on the entire way! [This novel] can definitely be recommended!”
“Sofia Lundberg has yet again written a book that “crash boom bang” goes right to your heart. A Question Mark Is Half a Heart is that brilliant.”
“It’s a gripping novel and Sofia Lundberg writes in such a fantastically powerful and depictive way that one is easily absorbed by the plot.”
“The book has a wonderful flow all throughout and can be read in one sitting. Despite being dark at times, the novel conveys hope, that everything can get better.”
- Sofia Lundberg
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Czech Republic, Euromedia
Denmark, People’s Press
Estonia, Eesti Raamat
Iceland, Bjartur & Veröld
Italy, DeA Planeta
Lithuania, Baltos Lankos
Netherlands, Ambo Anthos
Norway, Cappelen Damm
UK, The Borough Press
US, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt