Solveig’s Winter

Original title: L’hiver de Solveig

Author: Andrieu, Reine

Publication Date:

February 2021

Pages:

448

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Territories Sold

English (World) (Hodder & Stoughton)

Genres

Debut Novel, Historical Fiction

Solveig’s Winter

Original title: L’hiver de Solveig

Author: Andrieu, Reine

Synopsis

“You’ll be hooked after just a few pages of this book, with its addictive book and its World War II setting.” — Kobo reader

Winter, 1946, a little girl is found in a French village. Who is she? Where did she come from?

Summer, 1940: In occupied France, homeowners have been forced to give board and lodging to the German enemy. In Lignon, a sleepy little town near Bordeaux, the Lenoirs, an upstanding family, have to house Günter Kohler. After her initial repugnance for him, Noémie, the young wife of one of the Lenoir sons, feels a powerful attraction to the corporal living under their roof.

Winter, 1946: The war is over, but it has left all sorts of misfortune in its wake. Among other things, a little girl has been found sitting on a bench in a small town not far from Bordeaux. Who is she? Where did she come from? And why does she seem to have no memories of her own past? Justin, a 24-year-old gendarme, decides to take the little girl under his wing and to try to unravel the mystery surrounding her.

Marketing Information

  • In a similar vein to Sarah Vaughn’s Farm at the Edge of the World, with its strong characters and unexpected plot twists, L’Hiver de Solveig is a deeply moving novel set in one of History’s most troubled periods.
  • Winner of the prix Kobo by Fnac 2020
  • 6,000 copies sold

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