"It was three in the afternoon when my plane landed at the Helsinki airport, but outside my window, dusk was already settling in like a bruise. I retrieved my suitcase, its handle cold, and stumbled to the tourist information desk, where a woman with good teeth and bad English helped me find a hotel near the train station. My plan was to take the first train north, to Lapland, after a night of sleep."That's from page 3 of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida (2007). The beginning hooked me, and I continued to read 101 pages before I slowed down enough to come check my email and share this quote with you. It helped that Claire (The Captive Reader) called this her favorite book ever. That's high praise, indeed!
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