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

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

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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION RAGNAR 2021 (Text) 0001002447488 Fiction New Checked out 06/01/2021

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"Teacher Wanted At the Edge of the World Una wants nothing more than to teach, but she has been unable to secure steady employment in Reykjavaik. 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 Skaalar seems like a small price to pay for a chance to earn some teaching credentials and get her life back on track. But Skaalar isn't just one ofIceland'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 Thaor, 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 Skaalar'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: Teaching > Fiction.
Teachers > Fiction.
Loneliness > Fiction.
Genre: Iceland.

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