I’m afraid, but my curiosity is even stronger. With my eyes closed, I
squeeze the paper tight in my hands and carefully whisper the name of
the never-heard-of land. A minute goes by, and I barely dare to breathe. It
feels like I’m turning into a bubbly glass of sparkling water. And then, all
of a sudden, I smell earthworms. You know, as you do after a summer rain.
And when I open my eyes, I’m surrounded by mountains.
Elba is hurting everywhere. We get to follow her extraordinary
journey to a magic never-heard-of land. She meets kooky Mr Insect and
finds the sweetest little lion in her pocket. But she also faces challenges,
makes tough decisions and overcomes her fears. Finally, she realizes
what the pain was all about.
Lonely in the Land of Letters is a dreamy book about daring to
challenge yourself. About the fact that loneliness is something you feel,
not something you are.