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The Resource Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland

Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland

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Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland
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Names for the sea
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strangers in Iceland
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Sarah Moss
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eng
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Novelist Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in an English cathedral city. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland's economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarah's family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Sarah was drawn to the strangeness of Icelandic landscape, and explored hillsides of boiling mud, volcanic craters and fissures, and the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She walked the coast path every night after her children were in bed, watching the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds. As the weeks and months went by, the children settled in local schools and Sarah got to know her students and colleagues, she and her family learned new ways to live
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Title
Names for the sea
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Having fallen in love with Iceland at the age of 19, British novelist and college professor Sarah Moss jumps at the chance to teach there for a year. In Reykjavik, Moss, her husband, and their two young sons must adapt to a landscape and culture very different from their own. Their challenges include not speaking the language, arriving in 2009 just as the country is dealing with a near-fatal economic meltdown, and a volcano eruption that sends ash swirling around their apartment. Vivid, descriptive, and compelling prose captures land's harsh beauties, as well as thoughtful insights into its people. - Description by Dawn Towery
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contains biographical information
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10182175
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
914.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
DL315
LC item number
.M68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland
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Contents
Iceland first seen -- Leave of absence -- Vestmannaeyjar -- Back to school -- Pétur's saga -- Winter -- The icesave thing -- Spring -- Eyjafjallajökull -- Vilborg -- The hidden people -- A small farm under a crag -- In search of the Kreppa -- Knitting and shame -- Last weekend -- Beautiful is the hillside
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ocn813394170
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781619021228
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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