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The Summer Book

Jansson, Tove

Published by Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 1974
ISBN 10: 0394492498 / ISBN 13: 9780394492490
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Title: The Summer Book

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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VG, small bump lower front board in VG DJ, minor edge wear; DJ is price-clipped, very lightly tanned at spine edge; Stated First Amer. ; Tan cloth; 8vo; DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 19065

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin children's stories, which have been published in 35 languages. The Summer Book was one of ten novels she wrote for adults. It is regarded as a modern classic throughout Scandinavia.

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