The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

The Summer Book Paperback May 20 2008

By Tove Jansson
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An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away 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, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story.Tove Janssoncaptured 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.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publication date
May 20 2008
Language
English
Pages
170
ISBN-13
9781590172681
ISBN-10
159017268X
Weight
204g
Dimensions
127.0mm x 198.0mm