ROSE IN THE SAND
Each of us has dreams that we inherit. The work of life is discovering our own.
Using the eight seasons of the indigenous peoples of Scandinavia as her guide, Lindahl reflects on an unexpected decade of raising her young family on a small, isolated island in Sweden. Through her story of breaking with a corporate career and a cosmopolitan life, and pursuing an existence in the often harsh Nordic wilderness, Lindahl captures the essence of the greatest personal challenge that each of us faces: to discover that there is no blueprint for living, and to find the courage to be authentic to ourselves.
“Rose in the Sand” is an intimate personal journey of discovery in the fine detail of an extraordinary environment. For anyone who has ever felt trapped by preconceptions about themselves, Lindahl opens the door.
Rose in the Sand was originally published in 2011 through a literary prize from Gather Community Press.
About the book
“Nobody writes about the Swedish islands and the life that exists on them through the seasons better than Julie Lindahl. …she does for Swedish islands what Peter Mayle did for Provence!”