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Light and elegant romantic comedy with deep insights into the transformative times we are living in. - Karl-Henrik Robèrt, The Natural Step.

Integrity is a genre-bending novel that has achieved cult status in Sweden where Anna Borgeryd heads one of the country's most progressive companies. Exceptionally well written, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking, Integrity is very highly recommended... - James A. Cox, Midwest Press Review.

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I could not put Integrity down. All 500 pages held my interest and it is proving to be an amazing educational tool because of the parameters of a real love story between and man and a woman who are honest and smart. Great political truth telling... I loved the honesty of the student’s enthusiasm; the working through of their thinking, their process of gaining integrity in their relationships and in their presentations. No wonder this book is becoming a “Cult Novel” in Sweden and now here. - Patricia's Wisdom.

A compelling novel that brings the big picture of climate change, economic greed and runaway inequality down to a deeply personal level through the story of a relationship between a woman and a man. - Dr Vandana Shiva, environmentalist and author.

Insights sneak up on you. Just like in real life. - Andreas Cervenka, Svenska Dagbladet.

Borgeryd, who is both involved in a family business and one of Sweden’s leading environmentalists, began this Swedish cult classic as a screenplay. In its current form, the novel combines genres as a romantic comedy about changing direction in a self-destructive world. - Ellie Rambo, World Literature Today.

The De Vinci Code of relationship novels. - Pär Holmgren, Author and Meteorologist.

Vera is a nurse from Sweden who, while delivering a dangerous birth in the Colombian jungle, makes contact with indigenous people who give her a wholly different outlook on life. A traumatic experience takes her home, her life in pieces just like the world as she now sees it. Her quest to put her life back together becomes tied up with her vision of a more sustainable world.

She meets the corporate heir to a company specializing in luxury travel who has a predatory attitude to women. Could such opposites really attract? And, if they came together, could they actually do something to halt the global march to self-destruction? An exploration of the inter-connectedness of human life, an unexpected love story, Integrity delves deep into the choices and emotions of a woman trying to change the world, and a man trying to change with her.

About the Author

Anna Borgeryd has a PhD in conflict management and is chair of the family business Polarbröd. She is a musician and film-maker and this, her first novel, started life as a screenplay which won several awards in Sweden. She has been an adviser to the Swedish government’s Future Commission. She has given a TEDx lecture on The Dawn of a New Economy and in 2014 she was named among the fifteen most influential environmentalists in Sweden. She blogs at Wood and Blue.

ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-235-2
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 512 pages
Dimensions: 194mm x 129mm
Publication date: January 2016

Date added: May 18, 2015

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