Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland

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Granta Books, 2013 - Iceland - 368 pages
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At the height of the financial crisis in 2009, Sarah Moss and her husband moved with their two small children to Iceland. From their makeshift home among the half-finished skyscrapers of Reykjavik, Moss travels to hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters, and the remote farms and fishing villages of the far north. She watches the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months go by, she and her family find new ways to live.

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Came highly recommended by a friend who spent a year in Iceland as a book I ought to read before I go there for the first time. It's simply a fascinating book. Anecdotal, for sure, and I've no doubt ... Read full review

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'Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland' is Sarah Moss's memoir of the year which she spent in Iceland with her husband and two small children, at the height of the financial crisis in 2009. I read ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

SARAH MOSS was educated at Oxford University and is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She is the author of two novels; Cold Earth, and Night Waking, which was selected for the Fiction Uncovered Award in 2011, and the co-author of Chocolate: A Global History. She spent 2009-10 as a visiting lecturer at the University of Reykjavik.

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