De grote zaal by Jacoba van Velde

  • Started on: 2011-01-21
  • Finished on: 2011-01-21
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction


This book was given to Dutch library members for the Nederland Leest (Netherlands Reads) event of 2010. The book deals with the difficulty of an elderly lady who moves into a resting home, and also the emotions of the daughter. The book is from 1953, but aside from some reference to things that aren’t with us anymore (taking a horse and carriage ride to the seaside) it is still surprisingly relevant. A beautiful and touching story about letting go, accepting life and love.