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The sunlit night: a novel

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A stunning debut novel--which Jonathan Safran Foer calls "lyrical as a poem, psychologically rich as a thriller." In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other. Their lives have been upended--Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father's last wish: to be buried "at the top of the world." They have come to learn how to be alone.

But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea, ninety-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty. With nimble and sure-footed prose, Dinerstein reveals that no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is ultimately love that gives us our place in the world.

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Grouping Title sunlit night
Grouping Author dinerstein rebecca
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 22:48:45PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 01:31:47AM

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subject_facet Artist colonies -- Fiction, Bakers -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Love stories, American, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Parent and adult child -- Fiction, Young adults -- Fiction
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