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Rough the waves while above her storm clouds are gathering Surrounded by mountains snow and white capped water she looks across the fjord and dreams of another life of escape and faraway landsBack on shore her father sits alone in his boathouse with a jar of homebrew In the Best Room her moth. This was a pleasure to read because it was so well written The story is a little bleak and harrowing Story of a mum and her daughter and abusive husband and also story of that daughter and her daughter

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Explosive dark and tender The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice survival and a mother’s love If you loved The Light Between Oceans or The Snow Child this is for youOn the wind swept southern coast of Norway sixteen year old Else is out on the icy sea dragging her oars th. A book that starts in present and them goes back to her as a girl The life she led her violent father Set in Norway on the coast her dad was a trawlerman but had to fins another job due to not enough work he was a drunk too

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Er covers her bruises and seeks solace in prayer Each tries to hide the truth from this isolated God fearing community they call homeUntil one night changes everythingMore than thirty years later the return of an old friend forces Else to relive the events that marked the end of her childhood. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Norwegian author Dea Br vig Set in a small village on the south coast of Norway the story follows Else Dybdahl through two different time periods then 1974 1976 and now 2009 The narrative begins in 1976 where Else who we currently know nothing about is in labour After this the tale switches between then and now then becoming 1974 and continuing up until the birth of Else s daughter MarianneElse is living in the same area that she grew up in with her daughter and granddaughter Liv An ex boyfriend from her childhood Lars has just moved back to the area with his wife and children In the past Else and Lars snuck around keeping their relationship secret from the God fearing community in particularly from the rather strict pastor Br vig keeps the reader engaged by leaving us wanting to know and trying to wor


10 thoughts on “The Last Boat Home

  1. says:

    A book that starts in present and them goes back to her as a girl The life she led her violent father Set in Norway on the coast her dad was a trawlerman but had to fins another job due to not enough work he was a drunk too

  2. says:

    This book came to me by way of a secret Booksanta at my new reading group and I probably wouldn't have picked it up from a bookshelf myself but I'm glad that I read it As other readers have said it was beautifully written I didn't find it slow paced as such as much as paced to match Else's life on the Norwegian coast both growing up and when she is a fairly young I think grandmother There were flurries of action just as there are in life wh

  3. says:

    I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI struggled at the start of this book It was a little confused and didn't hold my interest But once I got into it it was uite enjoyable the story was good and it flowed well I liked most of the characters especially Else's grandaughterThis book had strong themes of abuse religions and heartache It had some moments that were hard

  4. says:

    Set in a God fearing community in a small Norwegian costal town After a somewhat slow start the story of Else and her family gradually develops in to a gripping tale of love secrecy and sacrifice Overall it was a good read particularly for a debut novel

  5. says:

    This was a pleasure to read because it was so well written The story is a little bleak and harrowing Story of a mum and her daughter and abusive husband and also story of that daughter and her daughter

  6. says:

    This debut novel is a bit of a mixed bag I actually thought it had been translated from Norwegian but a little basic research revealed that it had not; Ms Brovig however grew up in Norway before moving to England at age seventeen It shows he

  7. says:

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Norwegian aut

  8. says:

    The Last Boat Home is the debut novel of Dea Brovig and the narrative is shared between the mid 1970s and 2009 The novel opens with the lead character Else giving birth and the circumstances behind this event and the identity of the father of the child is key in tying the two eras togetherThe return of her childhood sweet

  9. says:

    Dea Brøvig conjures up a desolate and harsh debut novel which is mirrored by the unforgiving Norwegian winters which is described so vividly that I longed to pass the young Else Dybdahl yet another jumper to keep her warm on her ferry home from the town at the end of each school dayThe story is split a past that covers the time fro

  10. says:

    Else rested her temple against the cold glass and imagined how it would happen A tearing of the guts a hatching a birth Even now it did not seem real She knew girls who at that moment were sitting in their classrooms counting the minutes until break while she tallied the seconds between her last contraction and the next Dea Brøvi

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