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A Winter Book by Tove Jansson
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Nov 15, 08

bookshelves: memoir, fiction, queerish, finnish
Recommended for: country mice turned city mice
Read in November, 2008

Reading this on a commute through a big dirty city is like a breath of fresh Nordic air. It soothed my soul. These are all semi-autobiographical stories of an artist living in remote Finland. Somehow she managed to write stories that are direct, light and full of a hope without ever feeling sentimental or saccharine. The collection of notes/letters she received over the years from fans of her Moomin books was also very funny.
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