Independent People by Halldór Laxness. Recommended by Hugh McGuire.

Independent People by Halldór Laxness

Published May 1997 by Vintage

ISBN: 978-0679767923

The recommend:

A slow read for many cold winter nights, steeped in finely-crafted and magical details of children who can’t understand Eve’s big fuss over an apple, which they think must be “some sort of potato.”

A book about rocks and sheep and the universe.

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About Hugh McGuire

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Hugh McGuire runs Book Oven, which explores the making of books in the digital age.

He is also the founder of LibriVox.org, where you can find a huge collection of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers like you.

He’s been busy this year reading public domain texts on his iPhone, and hasn’t bought any books published in 2009, that he can think of off hand.

He lives in Montreal

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