Monday, February 11, 2008
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
I probably would not have read this book had it not been for the line in Vida's bio blurb stating that she is the coeditor of The Believer magazine. The last book I read took my to Norway, and this one to Lapland. Clarissa, the protagonist of this novel, goes in search of her real father's identity, which leads her to the Sami people, the indigenous Laplanders. This quick read reminded me there are colder places than Cleveland, Ohio in February.