A Far, Far Love

Reading material

English sample & synopsis

Original title: Kaukorakkaus

Published: 2019

Publisher: Teos

Class/genre: Literary

Pages: 240

A story of longing, love, and loss. For the fans of The Red Address Book – with a humoristic twist.

Kauko Koskinen is a man of order: receipts are organized, 60 years of calendars are safely stored, and every day has certain rhythms and routines. But when he gets banned from the dementia care home where his wife resides, his life turns upside down. Memories of his youth bring a person from the past back to his mind: where is his first love now? Kauko starts to track down a woman he knew sixty years ago, but is he chasing only a memory or a dream?

From internationally bestselling author of the Sunset Grove trilogy and The Angry Widow.


”Minna Lindgren shows with a great sense of humour and a lot of knowledge that it might not be the best time of your life when you are old, but it does not mean the end either.” –Helga Frese-Resch, Kiepenheuer & Witsch on The Angry Widow


Lindgren is hilariously funny, every word is a humorous strike full of social commentary. – Kirjavinkit.fi


When Minna Lindgren writes about love it is never an ordinary story. Her trademarks, sharp satire and humor, are there, but this time there are also elements of loss and sorrow. – – Lindgren is a genius in making fun of the current trends! – Kirjasta kirjaan blog


“The strongest message of Far Far Love is the dialogue between the generations.” – Anun ihmeelliset matkat blog

Minna Lindgren

Minna Lindgren (b. 1963) is a freelance journalist and columnist known for her whimsical writing style and fearless approach to topics as strange as opera and death. In addition to novels, she has authored nonfiction books on classical music. In 2009 Lindgren won the Bonnier Journalism Prize for her article entitled “Father’s Death” (“Isän kuolema”).

Lindgren is best known for the Sunset Grove Trilogy, which has been sold to 11 territories, and the final part The End of Sunset Grow was nominated for the International Dublin Literature Award in 2019. She has also written three standalones: Angry Widow (2018), A Far Far Love (2019) and Hope Never Dies (2020).

Minna Lindgren’s books have been critical and commercial successes, in Finland and internationally.


Minna Lindgren

Escape from Sunset Grove

2014, Literary

Minna Lindgren

The End of Sunset Grove

2015, Literary

Minna Lindgren

Death in Sunset Grove

2013, Literary

Minna Lindgren

The Angry Widow

2018, Literary

Minna Lindgren

Hope Never Dies

2020, Literary

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