Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson

"Simon and the Oaks" is a poignant tale set against the backdrop of World War II, depicting the life of a young Swedish boy, Simon, who comes from a working-class family but dreams of a world beyond his own. His life changes when he befriends Isak, a boy from a wealthy Jewish family fleeing from Nazi Germany. The book explores their friendship, the stark contrast between their worlds, their shared love for literature and music, and the impact of war on their lives. It also delves into themes of identity, love, loss, and the enduring power of human spirit.

The 1657th greatest book of all time


Published
1985
Nationality
Swedish
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Swedish

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