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The girl who died / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

Ragnar Jónasson, 1976- (author.). Cribb, Victoria, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

"Una wants nothing more than to teach, but she has been unable to secure steady employment in Reykjavík. Her savings are depleted, her love life is nonexistent, and she cannot face another winter staring at the four walls of her shabby apartment. Celebrating Christmas and ringing in 1986 in the remote fishing hamlet of Skálar seems like a small price to pay for a chance to earn some teaching credentials and get her life back on track. But Skálar isn't just one of Iceland's most isolated villages, it is home to just ten people. Una's only students are two girls aged seven and nine. Teaching them only occupies so many hours in a day and the few adults she interacts with are civil but distant. She only seems to connect with Thór, a man she shares an attraction with but who is determined to keep her at arm's length. As darkness descends throughout the bleak winter, Una finds herself more often than not in her rented attic space--the site of a local legendary haunting--drinking her loneliness away. She is plagued by nightmares of a little girl in a white dress singing a lullaby. And when a sudden tragedy echoes an event long buried in Skálar's past, the villagers become even more guarded, leaving a suspicious Una seeking to uncover a shocking truth that's been kept secret for generations." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC RAGNAR (Text) 33892100690008 Adult New Books Book None 05/10/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library JONAS (Text) 33892006660402 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 05/07/2021 Checked out 06/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250793737
  • ISBN: 1250793734
  • Physical Description: xiv, 300 pages : map, music ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021

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Summary, etc.:
"Una wants nothing more than to teach, but she has been unable to secure steady employment in Reykjavík. Her savings are depleted, her love life is nonexistent, and she cannot face another winter staring at the four walls of her shabby apartment. Celebrating Christmas and ringing in 1986 in the remote fishing hamlet of Skálar seems like a small price to pay for a chance to earn some teaching credentials and get her life back on track. But Skálar isn't just one of Iceland's most isolated villages, it is home to just ten people. Una's only students are two girls aged seven and nine. Teaching them only occupies so many hours in a day and the few adults she interacts with are civil but distant. She only seems to connect with Thór, a man she shares an attraction with but who is determined to keep her at arm's length. As darkness descends throughout the bleak winter, Una finds herself more often than not in her rented attic space--the site of a local legendary haunting--drinking her loneliness away. She is plagued by nightmares of a little girl in a white dress singing a lullaby. And when a sudden tragedy echoes an event long buried in Skálar's past, the villagers become even more guarded, leaving a suspicious Una seeking to uncover a shocking truth that's been kept secret for generations." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women teachers > Fiction.
Death > Investigation > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Villages > Fiction.
Nightmares > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Iceland > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Novels.

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