The Journey Home

The Journey Home

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"For years, Disa has lived a quiet life, managing an English country-house hotel with her close companion, Anthony. Having learned she is terminally ill, Disa decides it is time to travel back to the village in Iceland where she was born. With enormous sensitivity, Olafsson carries the reader with Disa on her quietly heroic journey. As she goes north, events she has spent most of her life trying to forget are slowly revealed. Turned away by her mother, her young fiance murdered by the Nazis, Disa was left to find refuge as a cook in a wealthy household that contained within it the seeds of both sexual and political violence. The consequences have marked her forever; only now can she attempt to find a resolution."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books c2000
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375420610
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 30, 2013

I thought this was perfect... moving and very unsentimental. the uniqueness of each character reminded me so much of real life and the circle of people we all acquire-flawed people are my favorites!!

Nov 25, 2011

Grim, end-of-life bio of a repressed Icelandic woman who breaks with her strict Lutheran upbringing for love but loses all to Hitler. Success in business but that's cold comfort in face of lost love, estranged family.


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