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The Book selection for the November 29, 2017, Many Voices Reading Circle is “The Summer Book” by Tove Jannson. The voice of young and old by a  Swedish speaking, Finnish author.

An excerpt from Amazon: “This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.”

Please join us on November 29th at the home of Sally Cummings. For directions and information contact Sally at 201-816-8841.

If you choose to purchase this book please use the Amazon link on this website. A portion of the sale benefits the congregation.