Exquisitely crafted and deeply felt. — Madison Smartt Bell
Superbly captures the process of growing toward womanhood. — Booklist
Though her academic and personal lives seem perfect, NYU graduate student Isobel feels without direction. Making the first rash decision in her life, she heads to Iceland, where a much-revered high school mentor once embarked on her own spiritual path. In the very welcoming city of Reykjavik, Isobel eventually discovers herself, bonding with a circle of strong, centered women and embarking on a tumultuous affair with a charming but deeply troubled man. In a culture completely different from her own, this accomplished woman must finally embrace what it means to be young and gifted, while coming to terms with life and love.