The Sunlit Night

The Sunlit Night

A Novel

Book - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781632861122
Branch Call Number: FICTION DIN
Characteristics: viii, 255 pages ; 25 cm.

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erin_trifunov
Jul 17, 2018

Beautifully written. Great character development, poignant yet funny. A unique story line, with quirky characters and setting which is a nice mix of late teen angst, whimsy and art. A really enjoyable read.

multcolib_alisonk Nov 03, 2015

An intriguing story of two people who meet in a space and time outside of time (the Arctic circle), which gives each of them the space and time to contemplate death, family dysfunction and the 'true north' of love. I loved this quirky story that reminded me a bit of Where'd You go Bernadette? - though this is not as manic in tone. Looking forward to her next book.

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Jul 17, 2018

erin_trifunov thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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