A Winter Book: Selected Stories

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Sort Of Books, 2006 - Autobiographical fiction, Swedish - 208 pages
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Following the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book, here is A Winter Book collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the twentieth century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and home truths. It has been selected and is introduced by Ali Smith.A Winter Book features 13 stories from Tove Jansson's first book for adults,The Sculptor's Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her most cherished later stories (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and published here for the first time.

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I have fond memories of Jansson from childhood as I loved her Moonmin books, so I was looking forward to this one, and maybe reliving a little of my reading past. It is a collection of short stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChromaLadyTones - Goodreads

I didn't find this quite as gripping as Jansson's Summer Book. I found the child's perspective in some of these stories limiting. Jansson's narrators are often quite quiet and introverted. There's a ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Tove Jansson has received the Hans Christian Andersen prize for children's literature. The world of the Moomintroll has become internationally famous thanks to her brilliant sense of humor and fabulous illustrations. The delightful Moomintrolls make it through catastrophe after catastrophe through cooperation and plain luck. Although Jansson is best known for her children's books, her adult fiction is equally entertaining.

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