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The Guardian reviews Mankell's A Bridge to the Stars
Posted 2005-11-05
Henning Mankell's A Bridge To The StarsAnderson Press has released A Bridge to the Stars in English. The novel is one of a series of children's stories written by Henning Mankell which revolves around a boy named Joel:
  12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his fathers new found love. The harsh reality of Joel's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound.  

Jan Mark reviews Mankell's novel for The Guardian:

  This is a deep, serious story, written with the lightest of touches and no hint of condescension. Mankell pays his readers the compliment of taking them seriously and the Joels among them will respond to this philanthropist -one who literally likes his fellow humans.  

The novel should be available worldwide, and is for sale from Flag Amazon.co.uk, Flag Amazon.com and  Flag Amazon.ca.