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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

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2000s: A journey to Lapland and a search for the truth.

  • ISBN: 978-1843545835
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Set in Lapland. A place most people haven’t visited but the real setting here is inside the mind of the protagonist – a 20 year old who is on the search for her biological father. But if you think it’s a story about a girl finding herself then it is not this – in fact it is rather one about losing yourself.

Travel Guide

The place is desolate, snow covered and very very cold. Loneliness can also be cold and this novel sets loneliness in its bleak and cold background for extra emphasis.

Read this for the remote and stunning setting.

This is a journey in every sense of the word for Clarissa Iverton has already lost her mother (she disappeared when Clarissa was 14, leaving her and her father alone). It’s when her father dies and she finds out that he was not her real father than she sets out from her home in New York to travel to Hensinki then north of the Arctic Circle – to Lapland. There, under the magic of the northern lights, Clarissa finds out a great deal  – some information she expected other she did not.

We intend to learn more about Lapland and the Sami people now we have read this.

“Which part?”

“Finnish Lapland,” I said

“You’re going to see some Sami,”

The Sami poet Marry Ailoniedia Somby wrote the poem  ‘Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name’ from which the book takes its title

Booktrailer Review

Susan:@thebooktrailer

The chapters are short but due to the subject matter not easy to read but for a first visit to Lapland, it’s best to avoid too many bursts of cold in one go and so a short sharp introduction to the place and subject is welcome.The place is desolate, snow covered and very very cold. Loneliness can also be cold and this novel sets loneliness in its bleak and cold background for extra emphasis.

I for one love to read about places I have never been and was compelled to read this for the Christmassy association with the setting. However the harshness of the climate and the story within make for an interesting read.

I intend to learn more about Lapland and the Sami people now I have read this. I intend to go to Lapland again very soon.

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