The Summer Book

by Tove Jansson


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    Published by Sort Of Books

    Published May 2003

    The Worldwide Classic about a tiny island and larger love.

    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 Jansson captured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels.

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