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Independent People
  • Author(s): Halldor Laxness
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

A huge, humane revelation of a novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century, written by the Nobel prize-winner dubbed the ‘Tolstoy of the North’. A magnificent portrait of the eerie Icelandic landscape and a man’s...

The Vagabond Mother

The Vagabond Mother
  • Author(s): Tracey Scott-Townsend
  • Location(s): Australia, Germany, Iceland, Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

All Maya Galen wanted was a happy family, stifling the inner urges she had to explore the wider world, for the sake of being there for her children. But parenting with her husband, Con, wasn’t always easy. Their eldest...

Cage

Cage
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Noir, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The prison doors slam shut behind Agla, when her sentence ends, but her lover Sonja is not there to meet her. As a group of foreign businessmen tries to draw Agla into an ingenious fraud that stretches from Iceland...

I Remember You

I Remember You
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Hesteyri
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): present

In this terrifying tale, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house in a remote, totally isolated location. But they soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a...

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland
  • Author(s): Tory Bilski
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

What if you could steal time out just for yourself each year, a brief reprieve from ordinary life and its responsibilities? Wild Horses of the Summer Sun is Tory Bilski’s witty, sometimes poignant, account of her annual ‘horse sabbaticals’...

Time’s Tide

Time’s Tide
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): Iceland, Cambridge
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 19th to early 20th centuries

A father and son struggle to overcome the distance between them. Each is drawn irresistibly to an unforgiving landscape, one that has been the scene of tragedy and loss. The son’s return to the northern shore he abandoned as...

Trap

Trap
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2011

Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial...

The Glass Woman

The Glass Woman
  • Author(s): Caroline Lea
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1680s

1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas . . . Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here,...

The Legacy

The Legacy
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): present

The Legacy is the first installment in a fantastic new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, found...

Burning Karma

Burning Karma
  • Author(s): David Rafn Kristjannson
  • Location(s): Vietnam, Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Böddi wakes up in a hospital bed one morning with no idea of what has happened to put him there. While still in hospital he has an intense psychological Experience which leaves him realizing it is time to change...

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