Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

by Vendela Vida
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Overview

Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061844386
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 542,498
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books including And Now You Can Go, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, and The Lovers. A founding editor of The Believer magazine, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. 

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first learned of this book through Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers program. They rarely disappoint me, so I felt confident when I purchased Let the Lights. Immediately I was drawn into the story, and it was evident I had chosen wisely. Clarissa is a complex women who reacts to a crisis in her life by embarking on what would become a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. What she will do with those newly gained insights is left for the lucky readers to learn for themselves. One last thing: there is an educational component not to be overlooked here: We are given an intimate glimpse into the lives of the indigenous peoples living in the far reaches of Lapland. And what incredible lives those people experience. Please do not miss Vida's exquisitely beautiful tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a glimpse not only into the mind, but into the soul of a woman of many tragedies. I couldn't put it down once I started. It opens yours eyes to the struggles of the indigenous people of Lapland which is not so different from the lives of America's natives. The parallels don't stop there everyone can relate to this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one sitting during a flight from Minnesota to Virginia. I was easily drawn into the twisting and turning story of Clarissa's struggle to discover her true identity. Her character is very human and believable, and I appreciated the way Vida conveyed the rawness of Clarissa's emotions and her reactions to the various revelations she continued to experience throughout her journey. The cold wintry darkness of Lapland is the perfect setting for this wonderful story about finding the light within.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to have intelligent people with a flaw or two and this one had excellent character development, fascinating plot, drawing me into the book so I hated to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this unique book. It took me all the way to Finland. The author had excellent reading recommendations.
kmgmom More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The mother daughter issues were complex and interesting. The father daughter issues were also complex and full of searching. I liked the setting as character in this novel. I look forward to more books by Vida.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I struggled to finish it, even though it was such a short book, only because I feel obligated to finish a book once I start it. It was a relief to be done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i wasnt quite sure that i wanted to read this book. But i picked it up again and couldn't put it down until i finished it! All i can say is buy this one. You won't be disappointed.
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She walked in and sat down under a tree.