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Book Tips - Frans Eemil Sillanpää

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1939 was awarded to Frans Eemil Sillanpää "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature".

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People in the Summer Night (Ihmiset suviyössä)

The novel is very nicely arranged with vignettes from lives of the characters over the course of a few summer nights (from the land of midnight sun). The description of the nature is almost lyrical and stunningly beautiful. I read this book from the library, and liked it so much that I didn't rest till I managed to buy myself an old copy of this rare book at a very high price from an used book seller. It is definitely worth the read.
/Soumya Sen, United States

The Maid Silja (Nuorena nukkunut)

A very moody and touching book, that captures the spirit of a now gone time.
/Charles, United States
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