Purchase on Amazon (only place I could find it for sale online).
This novel is magical. In simple language (it was originally written in Swedish), the author paints scenes of a summer on a small island in the Gulf of Finland. There is a grandmother, old and ailing but kind, cranky, and still interested in small adventures, and her granddaughter, young, obstinate, and determined. The young girl's father is around too but only as the merest of supporting characters. There is no plot, simply the passage of time following these two characters through a hot summer in a setting teeming with nature. It's magical, real, philosophical, and wise.
I first became aware of Mark Ronson with the sudden and stunning appearance of Amy Winehouse on the music scene. After that, I followed his solo career as a producer and have generally enjoyed his music. However, things I learned in this doc that I didn't know: he was a NY hip hop kid, he was engaged to Rashida Jones in the early 2000s, and he is a genuine behind-the-scenes music star who seemingly has worked with both old-school greats along with whoever's up-and-coming now.