The Year of the Hare

by Arto Paasilinna | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingTaryawing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 5/14/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A long-time best-seller in Finland and in France, The Year of the Hare is Arto Paasilinna's masterpiece and best-loved of his works.

Vatanen the journalist is feeling burnt out and sick of the city. One summer evening coming back from an assignment his car hits a young hare on a country road. He goes out into the wild in search of the injured creature...

This small incident precipitates Vatanen's break from the world. Nursing the Hare back to health, he quits his job, leaves his wife, sells his possessions and sets out for the Finnish wilds with his new-found friend. Their adventures take in forest fires, pagan sacrifices, military war games, killer bears and much more. The Year of the Hare has sold in its millions around the world and in several languages. It is frequently dramatized for the stage and has twice been made into a movie.

Original title: Jäniksen vuosi
Translated from the Finnish by Herbert Lomas

Peter Owen 1996

- Today's purchase from Kierrätyskeskus (Reuse Centre) in Itäkeskus, 0,50 €.

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, June 14, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (6/14/2019 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


Käyn nyt iltapäivällä viemässä kirjan tuonne lähimpään postipalvelupisteeseen, jotta se ehtii tämän päivän kuljetuksiin (lähipostin parin vuoden takaisen lakkautuksen jälkeen postimatka on nyt kymmenkertainen, murr..). Käyn samalla kävelylenkillä hoitamassa toki pari muutakin asiaa :) Toivottavasti kirja on perillä ajoissa ja pääsee Skotlantiin!

Hopefully the Finnish postal services will deliver this in time, so the book gets to go to Scotland! I wish Ametisti a wonderful holiday!

Lue ja vapauta -

Journal Entry 3 by Ametisti at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 17, 2019
Thank you for this book! It'll travel to Scotland for a wild release in July.

Journal Entry 4 by Ametisti at Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, July 01, 2019

Released 2 wks ago (7/2/2019 UTC) at Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


While exploring Edinburgh, I will release some books in the Little Free Libraries. I've made release notes for the day of my arrival just to make things easy: I will release the book(s) during July 2- 8.

When planning my trip, I gathered English translations of books by Finnish authors; this little book has an ecological theme that suits well the release venue. Happy reading!

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