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  1. says:

    A book that starts in present and them goes back to her as a girl The life she led her violent father Set in Norway on the coast her dad was a trawlerman but had to fins another job due to not enough work he was a drunk too

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    This book came to me by way of a secret Booksanta at my new reading group and I probably wouldn't have picked it up from a bookshelf myself but I'm glad that I read it As other readers have said it was beautifully written I didn't find it slo

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    I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI struggled at the start of this book It was a little confused and didn't hold my interest But once I got into it it was uite enjoyable the s

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    Set in a God fearing community in a small Norwegian costal town After a somewhat slow start the story of Else and her family gradually develops in to a gripping tale of love secrecy and sacrifice Overall it was a good read particularly for a debut novel

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    This was a pleasure to read because it was so well written The story is a little bleak and harrowing Story of a mum and her daughter and abusive husband and also story of that daughter and her daughter

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    This debut novel is a bit of a mixed bag I actually thought it had been translated from Norwegian but a little basic research revealed that it had not; Ms Brovig however grew up in Norway before moving to England at age seventeen It shows here and there in her English I decided not to mind when I noticed the writing because the English was slightly off in tiny ways like saying Else walked to the car 'together

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    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Norwegian author Dea Brøvig Set in a small village on the south coast of Norway the story follows Else Dybdahl

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    The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Dea Brovig and the narrative is shared between the mid 1970s and 2009 The novel opens with the lead character Else giving birth and the circumstances behind this event and the identity of the father of the child is key in tying the two eras togetherThe return of her childh

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    Dea Brøvig conjures up a desolate and harsh debut novel which is mirrored by the unforgiving Norwegian winters which is described so vividly that I longed to pass the young Else Dybdahl yet another jumper to keep her warm on her ferry home from the town at the end of each school dayThe story is split a past that covers the time from 1974 1976 and the present day 2009 where Else is forced to confront those memories she had hoped

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    Else rested her temple against the cold glass and imagined how it would happen A tearing of the guts a hatching a birth Even now it did not seem real She knew girls who at that moment were sitting in their classr

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Explosive dark and tender The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice survival and a mother’s love If you loved The Light Between Oceans or The Snow Child this is for youOn the wind swept southern coast of Norway sixteen year old Else is out on the icy sea dragging her oars th. I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI struggled at the start of this book It was a little confused and didn t hold my interest But once I got into it it was uite enjoyable the story was good and it flowed well I liked most of the characters especially Else s grandaughterThis book had strong themes of abuse religions and heartache It had some moments that were hard to read due to their subject nature but at the same moment you had to read on to find out what was happeningLars was a character I didn t particularly like He was just plain rude and a little but creepy for my likingThe book had some interesting ideas but it struggled to hold my attentionI would recommend this book just to people who prefer a slower paced books3 out of 5 stars Encounters with Rauschenberg uite enjoyable the story was good and it flowed well I liked most of the characters especially Else s grandaughterThis book had strong themes of abuse religions and heartache It had some moments that were hard to read due to their subject nature but at the same moment you had to read on to find out what was happeningLars was a character I didn t particularly like He was just plain rude and a little but creepy for my likingThe book had some interesting ideas but it struggled to hold my attentionI would recommend this book just to people who prefer a slower paced books3 out of 5 stars

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Er covers her bruises and seeks solace in prayer Each tries to hide the truth from this isolated God fearing community they call homeUntil one night changes everythingMore than thirty years later the return of an old friend forces Else to relive the events that marked the end of her childhood. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Norwegian author Dea Br vig Set in a small village on the south coast of Norway the story follows Else Dybdahl through two different time periods then 1974 1976 and now 2009 The narrative begins in 1976 where Else who we currently know nothing about is in labour After this the tale switches between then and now then becoming 1974 and continuing up until the birth of Else s daughter MarianneElse is living in the same area that she grew up in with her daughter and granddaughter Liv An ex boyfriend from her childhood Lars has just moved back to the area with his wife and children In the past Else and Lars snuck around keeping their relationship secret from the God fearing community in particularly from the rather strict pastor Br vig keeps the reader engaged by leaving us wanting to know and trying to work out who Marianne s father is We learn that Else was only in her teens at the time of her birth Is Lars the father Or was a member of the travelling circus that comes to one of the local farms responsible In which case was it the strong man or one of the other acts Or was there someone else As well as the religious aspects this book also contains the topic of abuse which Else and her mother Dagny are exposed to by their alcoholic father and husband However in my opinion the strongest theme is secrets Not only are there secret relationships the Dybdahls keep themselves isolated to prevent their friends and church society from discovering their true home circumstances And once Else becomes pregnant Well that is yet another reason to isolate themselves In the present day there are still secrets Else does not want Marianne to know who her real father is and so has lied about the truth not only to her daughter and granddaughter but also to Lars and everyone else she knowsPersonally I think the story line could have been stronger and possibly drawn out to create a greater sense of suspense however Br vig successfully conjures up images of mountains fjords and farmlands of a Norwegian community Overall it was a good book and a fairly uick read too Fishes of the Open Ocean up Out of Bounds (Boundaries, until the birth of Else s daughter MarianneElse is living in the same area that she grew Grass, Sky, Song up in with her daughter and granddaughter Liv An ex boyfriend from her childhood Lars has just moved back to the area with his wife and children In the past Else and Lars snuck around keeping their relationship secret from the God fearing community in particularly from the rather strict pastor Br vig keeps the reader engaged by leaving Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos us wanting to know and trying to work out who Marianne s father is We learn that Else was only in her teens at the time of her birth Is Lars the father Or was a member of the travelling circus that comes to one of the local farms responsible In which case was it the strong man or one of the other acts Or was there someone else As well as the religious aspects this book also contains the topic of abuse which Else and her mother Dagny are exposed to by their alcoholic father and husband However in my opinion the strongest theme is secrets Not only are there secret relationships the Dybdahls keep themselves isolated to prevent their friends and church society from discovering their true home circumstances And once Else becomes pregnant Well that is yet another reason to isolate themselves In the present day there are still secrets Else does not want Marianne to know who her real father is and so has lied about the truth not only to her daughter and granddaughter but also to Lars and everyone else she knowsPersonally I think the story line could have been stronger and possibly drawn out to create a greater sense of suspense however Br vig successfully conjures The Illusionists up images of mountains fjords and farmlands of a Norwegian community Overall it was a good book and a fairly O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uick read too

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Rough the waves while above her storm clouds are gathering Surrounded by mountains snow and white capped water she looks across the fjord and dreams of another life of escape and faraway landsBack on shore her father sits alone in his boathouse with a jar of homebrew In the Best Room her moth. This debut novel is a bit of a mixed bag I actually thought it had been translated from Norwegian but a little basic research revealed that it had not Ms Brovig however grew up in Norway before moving to England at age seventeen It shows here and there in her English I decided not to mind when I noticed the writing because the English was slightly off in tiny ways like saying Else walked to the car together with someone rather than just with them The second criticism is the pacing of the novel the story cuts back and forth between Else then in 1974 1975 and Else now in 2009 There is a lot of setting up that takes uite a long time and it was difficult to see where the story was going for about the first third of the book that s uite long to stay with it and I expect some people gave up Which is a shame because once it got going it was pretty good Dea Brovig has captured the hard harsh environment of wintertime Norway exceptionally well she makes us feel the cold the privations of a poor family the deep unrelenting coldness of life in this place She has mirrored it in the hard harsh lives of Else and her parents This is Norway before the oil industry before it became a rich country The people of the town and this particular family are poor They don t have uite enough of what they need And so it is for Else too her family isn t uite ok Her father is a shrimp fisherman and a drunk Her mother is a loving enough mother but copes by trying to pacify and not rock the boat She is steeped in the Lutheran religion as is the rest of the town Pastor Seip a gimlet eyed man of very little compassion or Christian charity is a powerful figure in town I hoped he might fall into a freezing lake but he got off lightly Of course young Else full of life and hope wants a bigger world She finds a degree of it with Lars son of the richest man in town and possessed of degrees of freedom barely imaginable to the repressed Else She finds another thread of it in the Circus that comes to town and is fascinated by the exotic strong man And then her world comes crashing down via a stunning act of betrayal and all that long set up makes sense Else s mother who in her rigid adhering to social s has failed Else over and over comes through thank god binding them firmly together forever This is the other important dimension of this book the bond between women and between mothers and daughters in particular Else s relationship with her own daughter feels difficult and real and modern The slow pace of the set up means that when the truth is finally revealed to us it has uite a punch The novel ends on a note of new hope and it s good place to leave it I m glad I stuck through the initial slowness it s a powerful story by the end of it The Ruminator up in Norway before moving to England at age seventeen It shows here and there in her English I decided not to mind when I noticed the writing because the English was slightly off in tiny ways like saying Else walked to the car together with 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Else over and over comes through thank god binding them firmly together forever This is the other important dimension of this book the bond between women and between mothers and daughters in particular Else s relationship with her own daughter feels difficult and real and modern The slow pace of the set Burkes Christmas Surprise up means that when the truth is finally revealed to A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, us it has Just Wars and Moral Victories uite a punch The novel ends on a note of new hope and it s good place to leave it I m glad I stuck through the initial slowness it s a powerful story by the end of it