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Karin Härjegård

The Pianist by the Mountain Lake

Emily is approaching thirty, but life isn’t what she envisioned it would be. She lives in Uppsala where she studies economics at the university, just like her parents have always wanted. But her fingers itch with unrequited creativity, something Emily soon realizes she has inherited from her late grandmother, Hilda.

Helena is busy. She’s planning the opening of her very own restaurant, and renovating her newly purchased homestead in Fjällnäs – the one where Hilda used to live in the 1970s. There is a new love in her life, Rikard, who just happens to be her childhood crush, but she struggles to join their lives together without losing her new independence. When Emily plucks up courage and travels to Härjedalen to explore her origin, she meets Helena. Emily moves into one of Helena’s guest cabins, and together they venture out among the mountains and forests. Both Hilda and Helena have listened to their hearts and followed their dreams, does Emily have what it takes to do the same?

The Pianist by the Mountain Lake is a warm and affecting novel about finding your own path in life, and daring to follow it.

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Härjegård

Karin Härjegård is based in Jämtland, an alpine region on the border with Norway, where she lives with her husband, teenage daughter and dog. Here she works as a mountain priest. She has previously published several historical novels before turning her attention to feelgood. In 2018, Härjegård was awarded Länstidningen’s cultural prize, and in 2022…

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Emily is approaching thirty, but life isn’t what she envisioned it would be. She lives in Uppsala where she studies economics at the university, just like her parents have always wanted. But her fingers itch with unrequited creativity, something Emily soon realizes she has inherited from her late grandmother, Hilda.

Helena is busy. She’s planning the opening of her very own restaurant, and renovating her newly purchased homestead in Fjällnäs – the one where Hilda used to live in the 1970s. There is a new love in her life, Rikard, who just happens to be her childhood crush, but she struggles to join their lives together without losing her new independence. When Emily plucks up courage and travels to Härjedalen to explore her origin, she meets Helena. Emily moves into one of Helena’s guest cabins, and together they venture out among the mountains and forests. Both Hilda and Helena have listened to their hearts and followed their dreams, does Emily have what it takes to do the same?

The Pianist by the Mountain Lake is a warm and affecting novel about finding your own path in life, and daring to follow it.

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