A Winter Book: Selected Stories
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing
Tove Jansson’s stories beguile. Most are set on or near the islands off the coast of Finland. Most are quasi-autobiographical. Raised in a family of artists, she knows the pleasures and the effort ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deliriumslibrarian - LibraryThing
Hooray for Tove Jansson, queen of the north and friend of all small people everywhere. A magnificent collection of short stories about states of innocence, the hard work of living, things that glitter and the difficulties of communication. Absolutely sparkling. Read full review