TrueBook - 2011
Elsa is dying. Her husband, Martti, and daughter Eleonoora are struggling to accept the crushing thought that they are soon to lose her. As Elsa becomes ever more fragile, Eleonoora’s childhood memories are slipping away. Meanwhile, Eleonoora’s daughter Anna spends her time pondering the fates of passersby. For her the world is full of stories. But the story that will change her forever is the one about Eeva, her mother’s nanny, whom her grandparents have been silent about for years. Eeva’s forgotten story, which Anna first learns of when she discovers an old dress of Eeva’s, is finally revealed layer by layer. The tale that unfolds is about a mother and daughter, about how memory can deceive us—and sometimes that is the most merciful thing that can happen.
Baker & Taylor
Watching her parents struggle through her grandmother's terminal illness, Anna listens to family memories while pondering the fates of passersby before learning the story of her mother's nanny, about whom her grandparents have been silent for years.
Watching her parents struggle through her grandmother's terminal illness, Anna listens to family memories while pondering the fates of passersby before learning the story of her mother's nanny, about whom her grandparents have been silent for years. A first English-language publication by the award-winning author of The Border. Original.
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