Books by Maija Haavisto

The books that are in Finnish generally have their websites in Finnish, though some also have information in English. I am actively seeking international representation for all of my books currently only available in Finnish.

Sisimmäinen (The Innermost)

Inari is a trans woman who used to work as a crime reporter. Now she has got a job at a sociopolitical women's magazine. She is itching to write an article about an activist group who studies the brain activity of animals, especially sheep. But things start going badly wrong and sometimes it might be for the best to not read animal's or people's thoughts.

ISBN: 978-952-2026-10-1
Myllylahti 2/2015

Website

Seeprakoiran seikkailut (Adventures of the Zebra Dog)

A children's book about kids who paint their dog as a zebra in hopes of filming a nature documentary, but things don't go as planned. Illustrated by Aura Ijäs. (The "cover" here is just a random picture of the zebra dog, not the final cover.)

ISBN: 978-952-3150-90-4
Nordbooks 1/2015

Palsamoitu (Embalmed)

Marjaana is passionate about ancient Egypt. After her friend best friend Paula's unexpected death, she is on sick leave from her teaching job, but it turns out there are things more frightening than death.

ISBN: 978-952-5907-29-2
RADIUM-kirjat 10/2014

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Häpeämätön (Shameless)

A cripfic novel about Vesa, who records other people's speech and dreams of a career in radio, and his effervescent girlfriend Enna, a multimedia artist and human rights activist with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

ISBN: 978-952-5907-22-3
RADIUM-kirjat 12/2013

Website | Information in English

Uusia hoitoja autoimmuunisairauksiin (New Treatments For Autoimmune Diseases)

A review of different treatments for autoimmune diseases, including medications (standard, lesser known and experimental ones), supplements, diets and more.

ISBN: 978-951-792-614-0
Finn Lectura 10/2013

Website | Information in English

Makuuhaavoja (Bedsores)

A cripfic novel about Kai, who is bedridden because of chronic neurological illness. His travels and linguistics studies have been put infinitely on hold. But Kai's hyperacusis (noise sensitivity) together with his wild imagination open him a door into his neighbours' lives.

ISBN: 978-952-5907-13-1
Muruja 12/2012

Website | Information in English

Hankala potilas vai hankala sairaus: tietoa huonosti tunnetuista pitkäaikaissairauksista (Difficult Patient or Difficult Illness: Information about Poorly Known Chronic Illnesses)

Information about controversial, commonly misdiagnosed or otherwise poorly known chronic illnesses, their symptoms, treatments and diagnostic tests and sociological aspects of chronic conditions and their recognition.

ISBN: 978-951-792-506-8
Finn Lectura 11/2011

Website | Information in English

Marian ilmestyskirja (Maria's Book of Revelations)

A cripfic novel about Maria, who suddenly gets ill at 11 and uses a wheelchair into adulthood. A gripping and wrenching story about otherness caused by disability and other things.

ISBN: 978-952-5907-05-6
Muruja 10/2011

Website | Information in English

CFS:n ja fibromyalgian hoito

Finnish version of Reviving the Broken Marionette: a medical textbook featuring pharmaceuticals available in Finland that can be used in the treatment of CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia. Foreword by professor, sleep researcher Olli Polo.

ISBN: 978-951-792-457-3
Finn Lectura 5/2010

Website

Näin käytät Twitteriä

First book about Twitter in Finnish. Unlike many books which focus on the technical side of Twitter and related services, this book also gives plenty of ideas and tips on how - and why - to use Twitter for companies, journalists, non-profits, teachers, travellers and many other groups of people. Out of print, though an electronic version is still available.

ISBN: 978-951-792-439-9
Finn Lectura 11/2009

Website

The Atlas Moth

Infused with black humor, The Atlas Moth is an unsurvival story about death, Chinese checkers and butterfly collections and how they all tie together.

ISBN: 978-1-4092-7281-6
3/2009

Website | Amazon

Atlaskehrääjä

Original Finnish version of The Atlas Moth.

ISBN: 978-952-92-4698-4
12/2008

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Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia

A medical textbook featuring over 250 medications used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and fibromyalgia.

ISBN: 978-1-4092-0335-3
5/2008

Website | Amazon

Kroonisen väsymysoireyhtymän hoito

Original Finnish version of Reviving the Broken Marionette. No longer available.

ISBN: 978-1-8475-3464-4
5/2007