13 May 2018

A Sister in My House - Linda Olsson

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 13 May 2018

The strained relationship between two sisters is explored in Swedish-Kiwi writer Linda Olsson's fifth novel, A Sister In My House. Cynthia Morahan reads from the book. Set in Spain, but moving between the past and the present, Linda reunited half-sisters Maria and Emma, who've not seen each other since their domaneering mother's funeral two years earlier. There's a big age gap, important things left unsaid, and they're very different personalities. Maria left home as soon as she could while Emma stayed near their mother til the bitter end. Maria's twin sister Amanda, who died some years earlier, is also an important part of the story - and the conflict.