by Peter Geye.
In 1897, Odd Einar Eide returns home to Hammerfest, Norway from a near-death experience in the Arctic only to discover his own funeral underway. His wife struggles as she thought she had lost him, and she hasn't heard from their daughter Thea who emigrated to America two years earlier. More than a century later, Greta Nansen's unhappy marriage leads her to Norway. On impulse she goes to Hammerfest, where her great-great grandmother Thea was born. Braiding together two remarkable stories of love and survival, Northernmost wades into the darkest recesses of the human heart and celebrates the remarkable ability of humans to endure nearly unimaginable trials.
Paperback, 338pp. 2020