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The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)
The Summer Book - New York Review Books Classics Author:Tove Jansson An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself. Written in a clear, unsentimen... more »tal style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, "The Summer Book" is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson captured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels. This new edition, with a Foreword by Esther Freud, sees the return of a European literary gem - fresh, authentic and deeply humane.« less
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An artist and her granddaughter spend a summer together on a tiny island in Finland, adjusting to each other. A life-affirming story for all ages. Written for adults, this is cosidered a classic in Scandinavia.