"Nominated for Sweden's August Prize, this dark, unsettling import explores love and loss across generations. . . . Older teens will appreciate Nilsson's layered look at how truth changes with perspective." --Booklist
"Captivating. . . . The Swedish viewpoint gives a different slant than many American readers see on the turbulent era, and since many contemporary teens (and/or their parents) romanticize or are at least fascinated by this recent era in social and political history, this will likely find a small but committed readership." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About the Author
Per Nilsson was born in Malmö in 1954, and lives in Sölvesborg with his four children. He trained as a mathematics and music teacher. Heart's Delight
was the first of Mr. Nilsson's books to be published in the U.S. It won first prize in Raben & Sjogren's 1992 awards competition for best love story, the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1997, and the Dutch "Silver Kiss" in 1999.
Tara Chace holds a doctorate in Scandinavian literature and translates works that are written in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish. Her recent literary translations include Markus and Diana
by Klaus Hagerup, Heart's Delight
by Per Nilsson, and You & You & You
, also by Per Nilsson, which won the Los Angeles Times
Book Prize. She lives in Seattle, Washington.