Extremely moving and, as its bestseller status might suggest, hypnotically readable * SPECTATOR * Hanna and her daughters are hard to shake off, lingering long after you've turned the last page ... Profound, moving ... rich in detail * SHE * Brilliant ... Hanna's Daughters outlines the lives of three generations of women and their complicated relationships with one another * USA TODAY * Gripping and gritty. Catherine Cookson with a touch of Strindberg -- Marika Cobbold An uplifting family saga ... 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 * Fredriksson's knack for connecting with her characters creates a gentle and subtly nuanced portrait of growing friendship and understanding * SCOTSMAN * Fredriksson is gifted with both the insights of maturity and the art of the storyteller * JEWISH CHRONICLE * The writing is exquisite ... For me, finding this gem of an author was a true and marvellous discovery * THE RECORD * Skilled at picturing the changing world of Sweden and the evolving place of women in it * TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL * A wonderful book. The family chronicle, a kind of story which once produced the greatest novels, now seems to be experiencing a renaissance * DIE WELT * Well translated and beautifully controlled ... Very satisfying * PUBLISHING NEWS * 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
Marianne Fredriksson was born in 1929 in Gothenburg, Sweden. She was a well known writer and journalist before she wrote her first book in 1980 and became an international bestseller. She is the author of numerous novels, including HANNA'S DAUGHTERS for which she was awarded the Author of the Year award and Book of the Year award in 1994. She died in 2007.