AUTHORS

Sara Lövestam

Sara Lövestam used to teach Swedish to immigrants and is a freelance journalist. In 2009 she won the Bok-SM award for her first novel, Udda. Wonderful Feels Like This is Sara's first novel to be published in English.

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

REVIEWS

There is much naive charm to be found in this story of a young girl who finds both a new friend and the hope for a new life through her growing interest in jazz... this is a loving, quietly charming... portrayal of jazz as a music which salves the soul of a misfit, brings her friendship and a sense of camaraderie and connects the future with the past.
Glasgow Sunday Herald

Wonderful Feels Like This is a gifted and moving novel, elegantly translated from the Swedish... Lovestam can make difficult narrative feats look easy (the way she can sketch character so economically, using only a few telling brushstrokes, is especially engaging) and the sharply observed central relationship draws you into its poignancy and quiet heroism.
Sydney Morning Herald

Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding.
Kirkus Reviews

Empathy, identity, and the transformative power of music bind this tale of an atypical friendship between a teenage outcast and a jazz musician.
Publishers Weekly

Lövestam is a musical writer, with such an eye on language and storytelling that she can do almost anything she wants... She writes with the perfect pitch.Malin Persson Giolito
Amelia

A well written, warm and cosy story about how unexpectedly you can find a friend when you most need one.Stefan Holm
Värmland Folkblad

I know of no writer who can make me so genuinely happy as Sara Lövestam does... And if I'm ever asked what is the best book I've ever read, I will definitely answer: Wonderful Feels Like This.
Annika Koldenius