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The Resource Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland

Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland

Label
Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland
Title
Names for the sea
Title remainder
strangers in Iceland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novelist Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in an English cathedral city. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland's economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarah's family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Sarah was drawn to the strangeness of Icelandic landscape, and explored hillsides of boiling mud, volcanic craters and fissures, and the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She walked the coast path every night after her children were in bed, watching the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds. As the weeks and months went by, the children settled in local schools and Sarah got to know her students and colleagues, she and her family learned new ways to live
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Sarah
Dewey number
914.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
DL315
LC item number
.M68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moss, Sarah
  • Moss, Sarah
  • Iceland
  • Iceland
  • Travel writing
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano (Iceland)
Label
Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iceland first seen -- Leave of absence -- Vestmannaeyjar -- Back to school -- Pétur's saga -- Winter -- The icesave thing -- Spring -- Eyjafjallajökull -- Vilborg -- The hidden people -- A small farm under a crag -- In search of the Kreppa -- Knitting and shame -- Last weekend -- Beautiful is the hillside
Control code
1427638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
358 p.:
Isbn
9781619021228
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1427638
  • (Sirsi) 1427638
  • (OCoLC)813394170
Label
Names for the sea : strangers in Iceland
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iceland first seen -- Leave of absence -- Vestmannaeyjar -- Back to school -- Pétur's saga -- Winter -- The icesave thing -- Spring -- Eyjafjallajökull -- Vilborg -- The hidden people -- A small farm under a crag -- In search of the Kreppa -- Knitting and shame -- Last weekend -- Beautiful is the hillside
Control code
1427638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
358 p.:
Isbn
9781619021228
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1427638
  • (Sirsi) 1427638
  • (OCoLC)813394170

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