I loved being marooned on the island with Maggie. Her wildness and the stark beauty of her life has left me with a deep yearning to follow in Clara's footsteps. Utterly transportive and enjoyable
A beautiful hygge read. I devoured it
I was gripped from the first page, and crying by the last. Beautiful and bittersweet
Alexandra writes beautifully, and I loved Clara and Maggie's story and the amazing Arctic setting. An incredibly moving debut novel. It made me cry and want to go and eat cloudberries.
Full of love, intrigue, caring and passion, you won't be able to put it down
An engrossing, inspiring emotional rollercoaster
A charming story about finding your inner strength and learning to understand others. It will have you itching to book a trip to scenic Scandinvia too.
Heminsley has form in exploring the relationship between women's bodies and the landscape, as well as complicated family dynamic . . . a corker
A gorgeous, insightful tale about grief, loneliness and sisterhood
It's beautifully written, with such heart, and yet also with such incredible elegance. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way
An exploration of loneliness, grief and identity which . . . never fails to keep its grip
A moving story of hope and adventure