Let the Northern Lights Erase your Name

Let the Northern Lights Erase your Name

A Novel

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On the day of her father's funeral, twenty-eight-year-old Clarissa Iver­ton discovers that he wasn't her biological father after all. Her mother disappeared fourteen years earlier, and her fiancé 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 his­tory, and must make a decision about how--and where--to live the rest of her life.

Publisher: New York : Ecco
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780061844386
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Aug 07, 2015

A bleak novel about a woman who, upon her father’s death, finds her birth certificate and discovers he is not really her father. Clarissa leaves her fiancé with no notice, and heads to Finland where her mother had lived at the time of her conception. Clarissa’s mother, too, had disappeared when Clarissa was young without a word to anyone. Clarissa thinks she has found her father, the Finnish minister who was deserted by her mother, but the story is much deeper than that. As Clarissa moves around Finland searching for her father, she discovers a very caring group of Finnish people who welcome her, a stranger.

Mar 26, 2011

This is a beautifully written book, but not a happy one. Interesting fact: the author is married to Dave Eggers!

Apr 14, 2010

Mother-daughter relationships, identity,rape, Finland- Lapland, Sami culture, Clarissa


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