Ulla-Carin Lindquist died in 2004. On publication in Sweden, 'Rowing without Oars' became a number one bestseller. Rights have been sold in seven countries.
'If you take this book to heart, it could and should change the way you live' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Astonishing ... life-affirming' -- Daily Mail 20050623 'Extraordinary ... beautifully written' -- Scotland on Sunday 20050612 'I have never read anything like it - its quietness, its courage, its lucidity; I found it searing, beautiful, terrifying, and, at the same time, affirming - and reassuring' -- Oliver Sacks 20050113 'The astonishing triumph of her book is that its lasting impression is not one of hospitals and the endless prodding and probing that accompanies serious illness, but of sunlight on water, children's laughter, winter flowers.' -- Daily Mail 20050527 'Remarkable ... a quietly moving and direct account not just of her sadness at knowing she would leave her family, but of the joy she was able to feel when she relaxed enough to live in the moment' -- The Times 20050601 'A remarkable account of one woman's courage when confronted with her own terminal illness' -- Belfast Telegraph 20050604 'The smartness and extreme bravery of Lindquist's narrative ! intelligent ! elegant' -- Financial Times 20050910 'An extraordinary book' -- Bookseller 20050910 'I would recommend this book to everyone and I am sure that reading groups would find a great many of issues to discuss - in fact, I have started to read it again' -- New Books 20060501 'The intimate exchanges with her children, and the detail with which she describes her decline, leave the reader feeling like a confidante ... an articulate and sensitive memoir' -- Easy Living 20050508 'Compelling' -- Prima 20050601 'A dignified and courageous account ... beautifully written and very moving.' -- Woman & Home 20050601