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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name BOOKS Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name Vendela Vida Bandcamptomp3.co.uk On The Day Of Her Father S Funeral, Twenty Eight Year Old Clarissa Iver Ton Discovers That He Wasn T Her Biological Father After All Her Mother Disappeared Fourteen Years Earlier, And Her Fianc Has Just Revealed A Life Changing Secret To Her Alone And Adrift, Clarissa Travels To Mystical Lapland, Where She Believes She Ll Meet Her Real Father There, At A Hotel Made Of Ice, Clarissa Is Confronted With The Truth About Her Mother S His Tory, And Must Make A Decision About How And Where To Live The Rest Of Her Life.


10 thoughts on “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

  1. says:

    I ve mentioned once or thrice that where I work we have constant book donations coming in, and before we add them to our collection I get to peruse them and take what I want to read It s a fringe benefit that has saved me hundreds of dollars Anyways, the other day a box of books showed up on my desk with a note It said Thought you might like these No name was attached It was like a mystery Who would send me thes...


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    What rock have I been hiding under that I hadn t heard of Vendela Vida until recently I have a few GR friends to thank for bringing this author to my attention And I m very grateful I just finished Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, and definitely plan to read Vida s other books in 2016 Clarissa s mother abandoned her family when Clarissa was 14 At the beginning of the book, Clarissa is 30 and the man she had thought was her father dies, after which she finds out that he wasn t in fac What rock have I been hiding under that I hadn t heard of Vendela Vida until recently I have a few GR friends to thank for bringing this author to my attention And I m very grateful I just finished Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, and definitely plan to read Vida s other books in 2016 Clarissa s mother abandoned her family when Clarissa was 14 At the beginning of the book, Clarissa is 30 and the man she had thought was her father dies, after which she finds out that he wasn t in fact her father She then goes on a quest to Lapland, Finland, to figure out who her father is I won t sayabout the story because I don t want to give away any spoilers and in any event the p...


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    It is sometimes very hard to explain why a book affects one the way it does This was such a perfect little book, quiet and unassuming ,but an in depth study of a young woman s mind when she finds out that everything she believes in, is not the truth Clarissa s mother abandoned her, her father and mentally challenged brother, when she was fourteen After her father dies she makes the shocking discovery that he was not her real father, that her mother had been married before to a Sami priest He It is sometimes very hard to explain why a book affects one the way it does This was such a perfect little book, quiet and unassuming ,but an in depth study of a young woman s mind when she finds out that everything she believes in, is not the truth Clarissa s mother abandoned her, her father and mentally challenged brother, when she was fourteen After her father dies she makes the shocking discovery that he was not her real father, that her mother had been ...


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    When Clarissa was going through papers after her father died, she found a copy of her birth certificate showing that he was not her birth father Her mother had walked out the door when Clarissa was a teenager, leaving without a trace She felt that the important people in her life had not told her the truth Clarissa wanted to know her true identity and she traveled to Lapland to search for her birth father.In northern Norway she unearthed some of the secrets that had been hidden from her She When Clarissa was going through papers after her father died, she found a copy of her birth certificate showing that he was not her birth father Her mother had walked out the door...


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    Let the Northern Lights Erase Your NameHow far will you to go to try to unravel family secrets that have profoundly affected your life Travel across continents Traverse a few times zones Brave indomitable weather Go all the way to the end of the world That last sentence doesn t seem too farfetched to describe Lapland, the Scandinavian region where Finland, Norway and Sweden merge This is the place, which is located above the Arctic Circle that serves as the main setting for this beautifully Let the Northern Lights Erase Your NameHow far will you to go to try to unravel family secrets that have profoundly affected your life Travel across continents Traverse a few times zones Brave indomitable weather Go all the way to the end of the world That last sentence doesn t seem too farfetched to describe Lapland, the Scandinavian region where Finland, Norway and Sweden merge This is the place, which is located above the Arctic Circle that serves as the main setting for this beautifully crafted novel.With its natural beauty and fable like atmosphere there s a freaking ice hotel featured in this story people , the place has an otherworldly aura that at times feel eerie and at others magical and transcendent Frequently in literature a journey, whether described in the literal or spiritual sense, is used as a metaphor that might represent a process a physi...


  6. says:

    Like The Diver s Clothes Lie Empty, this is a quest novel about abandoning who you are or have been and eventually free falling into a new life It s tautly written and, in a way, as icy as the Lapland terrain where much of it takes place It s a good story I was never bored N...


  7. says:

    Perfect polar vortex reading No need to travel to Lapland for constant flurries and ice A spare, brittle, quick read Lots of white space One of those books with two pages on either side of a standalone chapter title page, so at the end of every chapter you re shot ahead five pages, which makes it seem longer and quicker turning blank pages maybe also creates some space in a reader s brain My particular brain has been suffering some freeze lately Unable to make it through a few dense nov Perfect polar vortex reading No need to travel to Lapland for constant flurries and ice A spare, brittle, quick read Lots of white space One of those books with two pages on either side of a standalone chapter title page, so at the end of every chapter you re shot ahead five pages, which makes it seem longer and quicker turning blank pages maybe also creates some space in a reader s brain My particular brain has been suffering some freeze lately Unable to make it through a few dense novels I ve started recently thanks to impatient skim impulse disorder and a recurring case of the zone outs Maybe binging on too much Breaking Bad on Netflix Maybe generally distracted by the upcoming NBA draft only four months off Maybe brain is frozen and reading circulation constricted by long john...


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    Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name is kind of a cold climate twin of The Diver s Clothes Lie Empty In both books, a heroine learns a dramatic family secret In both books, learning the secret causes her to set off alone for distant locales without letting anyone know where she s going In both books, Vendela Vida takes a location I ve never been to and makes me never want to go there ever.However, as with actual twins, there are a few differences between the novels In Diver s Clothes, we Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name is kind of a cold climate twin of The Diver s Clothes Lie Empty In both books, a heroine learns a dramatic family secret In both books, learning the secret causes her to set off alone for distant locales without letting anyone know where she s going In both books, Vendela Vida takes a location I ve never been to and makes me never want to go there ever.However, as with actual twins, there are a few differences between the novels In Diver s Clothes, we don t find out the secret until late in the novel in Northern Lights we learn the secret in the beginning, at the same time the narrator does In Diver s Clothes the narrator s identity keeps shifting in Northern Lights it s another character s identity that keeps shifting although every time that character s identity shifts, it has an impact on the narrator s identity as well Identity, identity, identity Vendela Vida wants to know Who are we when we realize that nothing is the way we thought it...


  9. says:

    Despite the blurb, this wasabout the mother than the father and hence it left me infuriated and wrecked Damaged people having children and damaging them in turn It s fairly familiar literary terrain, and Vida writes about it in a detached way, so I was mainly along for the...


  10. says:

    I wanted to like this book, but it never quite hooked me emotionally At the same time, it was easy to lose myself in it, and a quick, interesting read A lot of points felt intentionally unresolved, which bugged me some I felt sorry for all the characters that Clarissa ditched on her literal metaphorical journey The sense of place was great, and the characters were often compelling except, sometimes, Clarissa herself But the language felt a little too self consciously almost cute sometimes I wanted to like this book, but it never quite hooked me emotionally At the same time, it was easy to lose myself in it, and a quick, interesting read A lot of points felt intentionally unresolved, which bugged me some I felt sorry for all the characters that Clarissa ditched on her literal metaphorical journey The sense of place was great, and the characters were often compelling except, sometimes, Clarissa herself But the language felt a little ...


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