The Last Boat Home [kindle / PDF] By Dea Brovig

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The Last Boat Home Download à 5 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 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 when the pastor visits when Else sneaks off when she encounters other people and in between life just goes on and because of the way it s paced you feel all of that I did wonder a little bit why I was reading it or why I was being told the story which is probably about me than about the book I kept reading because I felt we were building up to something and I had various hopes about what it could be There was a sense of foreboding throughout the ordinariness somehow so that I did want to know what was going to happen Even though I had half an idea about what it was probably going to be I needed to know for sure view spoilerKnowing at the end of the book though is where I wonder why we were told the story To show that life can go on and be promising despite all its drudgery and the horrors and betrayals of other people Else as grandmother lives for her granddaughter and perhaps that works on its own as a reason if you re someone with childrenhopes of children yourself the book starts with a birth after all We also see her finally joining in with the one person who has actually always been there for her finally entering a wider world with hope and possibilities than she s allowed herself so far So maybe that s the point that if we stay open rather than cutting ourselves off from other people then there s not only the chance of betrayal and disappointment but also of warmth and companionship I don t always have to see the point of a book although maybe that s because it s usually obvious and so the fact that I m uestioning it suggests that I felt the need this time Maybe to make up for what felt like the ordinariness including the nasty bits of normal life that were so well portrayed in the same way that I want wonderful things from life I want the promise or optimism of wonderful things from books too which is different from happy endings and I m not sure I felt it uite strongly enough here to make up for the other 40 years of Else s life But I did feel it otherwise I d wish I hadn t read the book at all and as I said above I m happy enough that I did hide spoiler Mischief and Marriage you loved The Light Between Oceans or The Snow Child this is for Cold Case Hot Accomplice Men of Wolf Creek #1 youOn the wind swept southern coast of Norway sixteen Blackmailed into the Greek Tycoon's Bed year old Else is out on the icy sea dragging her oars th 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 Her Husband's Christmas Bargain young I think grandmother There were flurries of action just as there are in life when the pastor visits when Else sneaks off when she encounters other people and in between life just goes on and because of the way it s paced The Geography of Witchcraft History of Civilization you feel all of that I did wonder a little bit why I was reading it or why I was being told the story which is probably about me than about the book I kept reading because I felt we were building up to something and I had various hopes about what it could be There was a sense of foreboding throughout the ordinariness somehow so that I did want to know what was going to happen Even though I had half an idea about what it was probably going to be I needed to know for sure view spoilerKnowing at the end of the book though is where I wonder why we were told the story To show that life can go on and be promising despite all its drudgery and the horrors and betrayals of other people Else as grandmother lives for her granddaughter and perhaps that works on its own as a reason if Hold On To Me you re someone with childrenhopes of children Copping It Sweet Murphys Law #5 yourself the book starts with a birth after all We also see her finally joining in with the one person who has actually always been there for her finally entering a wider world with hope and possibilities than she s allowed herself so far So maybe that s the point that if we stay open rather than cutting ourselves off from other people then there s not only the chance of betrayal and disappointment but also of warmth and companionship I don t always have to see the point of a book although maybe that s because it s usually obvious and so the fact that I m uestioning it suggests that I felt the need this time Maybe to make up for what felt like the ordinariness including the nasty bits of normal life that were so well portrayed in the same way that I want wonderful things from life I want the promise or optimism of wonderful things from books too which is different from happy endings and I m not sure I felt it uite strongly enough here to make up for the other 40 I'll Be Yours for Christmas years of Else s life But I did feel it otherwise I d wish I hadn t read the book at all and as I said above I m happy enough that I did hide spoiler

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The Last Boat Home Download à 5 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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The Last Boat Home Download à 5 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 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 sweetheart Lars in 2009 forces Else to confront the past Born into a strict church going Norwegian fishing community we learn of her early life her relationship with Lars which they have kept secret fearing condemnation from the community and in particular their parents and the village Pastor A travelling circus arriving in the village and its inhabitants the strong man in particular have a consderable impact on her future life Else is not the only one hiding the truth Her father is a not so secret drinker and her mother wears make up to try to hide the bruises on her face from his freuent assaults The discovery of Else s secret life causes the whole pack of cards to come tumbling downI love the idea behind this book Somehow the book manages to be a fairly uick read but slow paced at the same time and the pacing suits the descriptions of the somewhat monotonous and hard way of life described here I enjoyed comparing how the village attitudes appear to have changed between the periods this book retells It feels like it could have been set so much earlier than the 1970sview spoiler There is no big reveal to other characters in the end and the reader feels somewhat like a voyeur looking into Else s private thoughts On the other hand this is in keeping with the theme of secrecy that is so important within the book and I can see why the author chose to keep the ending this way After the shocking revelations of what actually happened in 1975 it is actually in keeping with the style of the book to keep the revelations between the reader and Else rather than the wider cast of characters as well hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Last Boat Home
  • Dea Brovig
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
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