Friday, August 26, 2011

The Summer Book

I heard a piece on Scandinavian books earlier this week and promptly headed to library to borrow a copy of The Summer Book. It hadn't been stamped out since 1983!

I'm cruising through it, and want to recommend it as a fantastic end of summer read. It's a novel about a grandmother and her grand daughter Sophia, tracking the summers they spend on a small island off the coast of Finland.

It's a fairly quiet book, in that the drama involves cats and learning to dive, storms and dealing with difficult visitors. That's the wonderful thing about summer, though. Swimming and thunder and magical woods get to take center stage, and the big stuff is left for a cooler day in Autumn.

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