Maija Kajanto’s SUMMER AT THE BIRCH TREE CAFE sold to Hea Lugu!

Estonian rights to Maija Kajanto’s SUMMER AT THE BIRCH TREE CAFE (Korvapuustikesä, WSOY 2022), first book in the highly popular series, have sold to Hea Lugu! A Christmas themed fifth and final instalment is set to be published in Finland in November.

There are people in both Estonia and Finland who do not see big-city struggle as the pinnacle of happiness. In a smaller place, especially one familiar from childhood, it can be easier to follow one’s own nature, find a pleasant place to live, a job close to one’s heart, new friends and maybe even love… Feelgood literature, with the twists and turns, dreams and aspirations centered around an ordinary woman’s life fascinates many because…we are all ordinary women! So it’s easy to root for Kristiine Kivimaa. — Meeli Müüripeal, editor of Hea Lugu publishing house, Estonia