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The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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*On sale because it's a remaindered copy and has some stains on the front and back.

The Summer Book is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery. An elderly artist and her six year old granddaughter while away the summer together, on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland, their solitude disturbed only by migrating birds, sudden storms and an occasional passing boat. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, foibles and yearnings for independence, and a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that engulfs not only the summer inhabitants, but the very island itself. Tove Jansson writes with a special toughness, and with a quiet, dry sense of humour, about a small girl and her grandmother, who as kindred spirits share the long days together.

REVIEWS

"Rereading it now, in lockdown, this book feels like a survival guide." -  Melissa Harrison, The Guardian

"The Summer Book's limpid style belies a deep psychological subtlety. It's about how people can live close together for months with tact and grace, and about how rich and rewarding even a small world can be.' Melissa Harrison." -  The Guardian

"The Summer Book is a marvellously uplifting read, full of gentle humour and wisdom." - Daily Telegraph

PRODUCT DETAILS
Paperback
Publisher: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 978-1590172681
Pages: 160