"Based on a true story, this book is a well-researched account of life in early 19th century northern Iceland. Life was nasty, brutish, and short. People scratched out a living on subsistence farms, but owning land and livestock conferred relativ..."
"The character development is well done; in particular the true nature of Biba emerges slowly through the lens of the infatuated narrator as we see and understand what she does not. There are some unexpected twists, but as more is revealed about t..."