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Livraria Lello suggests.."Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden", by Selma Lagerlöf and "The Lost Soul", by Olga Tokarczuk

March is the month of the woman. The importance of International Women's Day continues beyond March 8th and, for this reason, Livraria Lello proposes to reflect on the role of women in Literature throughout the month. 

Aware of the importance of reading women, learning from women and, above all, contributing to the empowerment of women, our booksellers suggest, for the month of March, works by two Nobel Prize-winning writers in Literature: Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in this category, and Olga Tokarczuk, awarded in 2018. 

Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf

In what is considered one of the world's first "ecological" novels, Selma Lagerlöf relates the journey of Nils, a disobedient boy who, transformed into an elf, crosses Sweden on the back of a goose. 

Reading this work is truly an educational journey that, besides showing the geography and economy of that country, reflects on the importance of charity and goodwill, while promoting values such as respect for nature, the importance of teamwork, and integrity. 

The beauty of the writing, the poetic quality, and the balance between man and nature made this work, commissioned to Lagerlöf for schools in Sweden, quickly become one of the most beloved novels in the world.

The Lost Soul, Olga Tokarczuk

The Lost Soul, by Olga Tokarczuk, is a modern-day fable that portrays the story of a man who, without realizing it, has lost his soul in the rush of everyday life. A breathing difficulty led him to a doctor's appointment, which triggered a decision that changed his life. 

The book offers a deep reflection on inner peace, patience, and the ability to remain attentive to the world. In this edition, the illustrations by award-winning artist Joanna Concejo, transport the reader into the book, from the wintry tones of the first pages to the colorful illustrations that appear as the story draws to a close. 

Considered a true masterpiece by two important award-winning Polish authors: Olga and Joanna Concejo; this is a book for all ages. 

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