Names For The Sea: Strangers in Iceland, by Sarah Moss (Granta 2012)

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Sarah Moss, a novelist and creative writing teacher, spent 2009 teaching in Iceland, with her family. The book chronicles their struggle to adapt to a somewhat strange and closed society and their gradual adjustment and eventual affection for the country. During their time there they travel around the country, and Moss writes elegantly about the landscape and weather, as well as the character of the people she meets and works with. A fascinating book about a fascinating part of the world.