The bestselling aoffbeat, down-to- earth love storya("The Observer," London)a now available in the United States
An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village's Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love. Review: a"Benny & Shrimp" is offbeat, charming and fun a and also seriously addictive. Katarina Mazetti understands that crazy little thing called love!a
-Claire Cook, author of "Must Love Dogs" and "The Wildwater Walking Club"
aA charming and funny love story, about two lonely people on the brink of middle age.a
a"The Times" (London) First published in Sweden 1998; this translation 2008.