The Journey Home: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed Icelandic writer Olaf Olafsson about one woman's redemptive journey home.

Disa Jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, Anthony, in the English countryside. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her childhood, she departs England for her native Iceland. Along the way memories surface-of the rift between her and her mother, of the fate of her German-Jewish lover, of the trauma she experienced while working as a cook in a wealthy household. Skillfully weaving past and present, Olafsson builds toward an emotional climax that renders The Journey Home moving, suspenseful, and unforgettable.


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User Review  - cahallmxj - LibraryThing

Title: The Journey Home: A woman makes one last journey home to face what she left behind. Story: Disa is at the end of her life. Her doctor has given her, at the outside, a year to live. The disease ... Read full review

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User Review  - hayduke - LibraryThing

A very good book, but not a great book and I guess I was hoping for great. The story of a dying woman in Scotland who decides to journey home to the village in Iceland where she grew up. In the ... Read full review

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Olaf Olafsson lives in New York City.


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