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Und die drei machen sich mit einem weißen Pick up auf fort von Reykjavik und der schlechten GesellschaftSo beginnt eine abenteurliche Reise d. Mainly it was great Because I've driven the route that the book takes place over I could really relate to the scenery and descriptionsThe writing was powerful even the main character talking about herself in the third person from time to time I wasn't as keen on her seeing and talking to her dead mother and thought this information could have been conveyed a different wayThe storyrelationship of the main character with her daughter seemed unfinished to me But the cast of characters was interesting and the conversations epiphanies were real

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Urch die Schönheit der isländischen Landschaft erschwert durch die Unberechenbarkeit Eddas und des Wetters eine Reise zum Herzort der Kindhei. Sydämen seutuvilla kertoo läpi Islannin tapahtuvasta automatkasta jossa äiti lähtee etsimään totuutta omasta isästään ja auttamaan teini ikäistä tytärtään pois huonoista piireistä Kuskina toimii äidin ystävä varakas muusikko joka on tottunut kiertämään maailman lavoja ja elämään yltäkylläisyydessä Tyttären arveluttavat ystävät lähtevät kuitenkin seuraamaan pakolaisia ja muutenkin reissussa on kasassa kaikki katastrofin aineksetSigurðardóttir pyrkii kuvaamaan Islannin ainutlaatuista luontoa mutta ei onnistu siinä mielestäni järin hyvin Hänen kuvauksen perusteella ei tulisi pieneen mieleenkään lähteä tutustumaan Islannin hiekkamyrskyihin Myös itse tarinan kuljettaminen tökkii melko lailla Päähenkilöihin varsinkin äitiin hän saa puhallettua henkeä ja kolmikon riitely on hyvinkin aidontuntuista paikoiteillenÄiti saa lopussa vastauksen kysymyksiinsä mutta tytär jotenkin vain heivataan toisten harteille Tältä osin loppu tuntui jotenkin melko tylyltä Booooo ring

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Harpa ist Anfang Dreißig und sie hat ein Problem Ihre Tochter Edda ist drogensüchtig Freundin Heide will der allein erziehenden Mutter helfen. This book from 1995 won the Icelandic Literature Prize In a way I'm surprised the book won a prize it's very slow going focusing too much on landscape and inner thoughts It also has an abrupt unsatisfactory ending and I feel personally insulted that the main character feels she is a dwarf even though she's my height 5'2 which is only 4 shorter than the Icelandic average woman In another way I'm not surprised it won a prize because the author says a lot of meaningful things in interesting ways I highlighted 70 passages including some passages on Icelandic nature For example The sea in this deep fjord is no longer of saltwater; it's a viscous molten pool of silk the softest cradle in the world for ducklings tired in the evenings It has particularly much to say about being a caregiver The main character works in nursing and at the same time she's helping her elderly father and dealing with her troubled teenage daughter Constantly caring for others wondering if she's to blame for her daughter's problems grieving her mother's death uestioning who her father is and coping with an on againoff again love affair all lead her to the brink of a breakdown My tears are hard as hail my heart is chilled There's no room for herself in her life and her last hope is taking this road trip to a new life The book ends with a so called glossary The glossary would have functioned much better as footnotes because many of the entries identify sources of uotes Other entries tell about Icelandic sayings songs and products I would have consulted the glossary if I had known it was there The author has enjoyed success in both Iceland Germany and France where one of her books was made into a film I hope of her books get translated into English she has an interesting voice and I'd like to read other hopefully faster praced books by her NEGUSTORUL DE MANUSCRISE the Icelandic Literature Prize In a way I'm surprised I Am Forbidden the book won a prize it's very slow going focusing Llama Llama I Love You too much on landscape and inner The Temporal Void thoughts It also has an abrupt unsatisfactory ending and I feel personally insulted The Temporal Void that Wonder Woman, Volume 1 the main character feels she is a dwarf even Wonder Woman, Volume 1 though she's my height 5'2 which is only 4 shorter Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters than The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire the Icelandic average woman In another way I'm not surprised it won a prize because His Birthday Gift the author says a lot of meaningful Night Dogs things in interesting ways I highlighted 70 passages including some passages on Icelandic nature For example The sea in Bridges of Madison County this deep fjord is no longer of saltwater; it's a viscous molten pool of silk Cities of the Red Night the softest cradle in The Odin Mission (Sergeant Jack Tanner, the world for ducklings The Odin Mission tired in Torpedo Run the evenings It has particularly much Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X) to say about being a caregiver The main character works in nursing and at The Third Parent the same The Girls in the Picture time she's helping her elderly father and dealing with her Çanlar Kimin İçin Çalıyor troubled His Boy Next Door: Season Three teenage daughter Constantly caring for others wondering if she's Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat to blame for her daughter's problems grieving her mother's death uestioning who her father is and coping with an on againoff again love affair all lead her Gron's Fated to The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America the brink of a breakdown My The Mortal Word tears are hard as hail my heart is chilled There's no room for herself in her life and her last hope is Harbor Me taking The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert this road Teach Yourself Arabic trip The Last Queen of Sheba to a new life The book ends with a so called glossary The glossary would have functioned much better as footnotes because many of The Last Queen of Sheba the entries identify sources of uotes Other entries Not Your Nest! tell about Icelandic sayings songs and products I would have consulted Global Forensic Cultures: Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era the glossary if I had known it was Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge there The author has enjoyed success in both Iceland Germany and France where one of her books was made into a film I hope of her books get The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent translated into English she has an interesting voice and I'd like Cracking The Code: My Journey To Bollywood to read other hopefully faster praced books by her


10 thoughts on “Hjartastaður

  1. says:

    See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsThe second contender so far for May's Book of the Month Place Of The Heart is a very different novel to A Spoke In The Wheel and I loved its gorgeous descriptions of Icelandic landscapes Harpa her daughter Edda and their friend Heidur drive across the south of Iceland on a route that Dave and I partially took during our Icelandic holiday several years ago now Having seen the astounding countryside up close myself I was captivated by Sigurdardottir's descriptions and explanations of what I had seen I was also captivated by her story of these three women trying to get themselves to Harpa's homeland without practically murdering each other on the wayPlace Of The Heart is the third of a trio of dysfunctional mother daughter relationship books I have recently read after Craving and Ponti and it is my favourite of the three Harpa narrates her own story and I appreciated her sense of humour As a mother she is consumed with worry over her teenage daughter's delinuency but she takes a wry view of how they have come to this situation Self depreciating and occasionally whimsical Harpa imagines conversations with her own now deceased mother and agonises over having left her father in Reykjavik in order to rescue her daughter She also has to come to terms with a family secret that has always been in the backgroundThis review is starting to make Place Of The Heart sound a depressing novel but I didn't find that to be the case at all Edda's outbursts are shocking but amusing just the same Heidur and the Aunts are wonderful creations too I don't think this novel will appeal to everyone but if you like lots of description and intriguing characters then this might be a good fit


  2. says:

    It took me some time to establish a connection with Steinunn Sigurdardóttir’s novel Place of the Heart in spite of its elegant yet unpretentious writing translated with outstanding artfulness by Philip Roughton The reason is simple I hate spending time with teenagers bent on destroying themselves with drugs and alcohol not to mention the risk of AIDS—and this novel forces you to But the author managed to convince me that her novel is than worth reading and the I read the enjoyable it became Its 413 pages are written in Harpa’s voice a complex character mother to a delinuent teenager who had her at the unripe age of sixteen A single mother working as an assistant nurse Harpa struggles to save her daughter Edda from the downward spiral she’s been caught in and which could only lead to her death Edda is a masterfully realized portrait of a teenager out of control she calls her mother whore bitch old cow tells her to “eat shit” and threatens to kill her Possessed by some inner demon the fifteen year old girl shares the company of very dubious characters depicted with lucidity and humor by Sigurdardóttir and one New Year’s eve she is left for dead—or she tries to commit suicide we don’t know—half naked in the snow Harpa manages to save her life but the incident leads to a decision she hopes would be life changing to move from Reykjavik to her relatives on Iceland’s East coast and let the marvelous countryside of her childhood heal her daughterThus begins a journey that takes over four hundred pages and covers 48 hours and half of Iceland True the journey is also inward in Harpa’s mind and soul and into the past Besides her best friend Heidur who drives them and Edda Harpa’s dead mother is also a steady road companion engaging her in long conversations and refusing to reveal the identity of her real father Harpa who bears no resemblance neither to her legal father nor to Icelandic people in general is thus on a double uest for a “place of the heart” for her daughter; and for her true identity She hopes to find both at her aunt’s place Dýrfinna and that of a cousin who has offered to host Edda The aunt the cousin another aunt and an uncle seen on the road are all uirky picturesue yet angelic in their goodness characters and take us to a bygone world populated with tales of ghosts homemade pies and a natural landscape of uncanny beautyThe journey is not without perils as it turns out that Edda’s delinuent friends have been following them and somewhere in a parking lot they pretend that they are taking her with them but in the end let her go after giving her a new provision of white powder Nature is also sometimes a dangerous monster in these remote parts—apocalyptic winds are lashing at their car Yet the description of Iceland’s moonlike landscape is one of the best rewards of this novel and it will make you want to travel I had just returned from Iceland before reading it and it was a double pleasure to immerse myself into Sigurdardóttir’s world The novel’s surprise ending— both the identity of Harpa’s real father and the twist in her love life are unexpected—adds to a truly enjoyable reading experience


  3. says:

    This book from 1995 won the Icelandic Literature Prize In a way I'm surprised the book won a prize it's very slow going focusing too much on landscape and inner thoughts It also has an abrupt unsatisfactory ending and I feel personally insulted that the main character feels she is a dwarf even though she's my height 5'2 which is only 4 shorter than the Icelandic average woman In another way I'm not surprised it won a prize because the author says a lot of meaningful things in interesting ways I highlighted 70 passages including some passages on Icelandic nature For example The sea in this deep fjord is no longer of saltwater; it's a viscous molten pool of silk the softest cradle in the world for ducklings tired in the evenings It has particularly much to say about being a caregiver The main character works in nursing and at the same time she's helping her elderly father and dealing with her troubled teenage daughter Constantly caring for others wondering if she's to blame for her daughter's problems grieving her mother's death uestioning who her father is and coping with an on againoff again love affair all lead her to the brink of a breakdown My tears are hard as hail my heart is chilled There's no room for herself in her life and her last hope is taking this road trip to a new life The book ends with a so called glossary The glossary would have functioned much better as footnotes because many of the entries identify sources of uotes Other entries tell about Icelandic sayings songs and products I would have consulted the glossary if I had known it was there The author has enjoyed success in both Iceland Germany and France where one of her books was made into a film I hope of her books get translated into English she has an interesting voice and I'd like to read other hopefully faster praced books by her


  4. says:

    Mainly it was great Because I've driven the route that the book takes place over I could really relate to the scenery and descriptionsThe writing was powerful even the main character talking about herself in the third person from time to time I wasn't as keen on her seeing and talking to her dead mother and thought this information could have been conveyed a different wayThe storyrelationship of the main character with her daughter seemed unfinished to me But the cast of characters was interesting and the conversations epiphanies were real


  5. says:

    Sá sem spyr ekki réttra spurninga fær ekki rétt svör Þetta er ein uppáhaldssetningin mín úr Hjartastað Önnur uppáhaldssetning úr bókinni hékk uppi á vegg hjá mér árum saman Allir dagar eru endir einhvers þó ekki sé nema á sjálfum sér og jafnframt eru dagarnir upphaf ef við munum að þeir eru nýir


  6. says:

    My God that was tedious Place of the Heart by Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurdardóttir is the story of a forty eight hour roadtrip across the Icelandic wilderness Harpa doesn't look like other Icelanders and is short and dark and she is a single mother to her tearaway daughter Edda Along with Harpa's flutist friend Heidur they get into a pick up truck and go on their journey Along the way Harpa hopes her daughter's bad behaviour will be rectified and Harpa hopes to discover where she really comes from as she feels she is too dark looking to really be her father's childThe author doesn't use speech marks in the novel I don't know why it just makes the novel a lot harder to read The non linear storytelling and scenes changing instantly throw you a bit I didn't really like Harpa's narration as she seemed to feel sorry for herself too much and was way too indecisive wishing her daughter was never born one minute and then cherising the memories of her the next The language used by Harpa grated on me as the wording was a bit weird and some descriptions fell flat on their face The friend Heidur felt like an accessory rather than a character only there to aid Harpa's egotistic and psuedo intellectual ramblings Harpa repeats herself a lot mentioning she had her daughter as a teenager but never divulging the interesting details such as the relationship with the child's father She never really shed any light on her teen parenthood which is a shame as it would've made the novel that little bit interestingI am giving it two stars because I did like it in places such as Harpa retelling her experience of her being caught by other children because they thought she was a troll I also appreciated the anecdotes about Icelandic history and some of the scenery descriptions


  7. says:

    Sydämen seutuvilla kertoo läpi Islannin tapahtuvasta automatkasta jossa äiti lähtee etsimään totuutta omasta isästään ja auttamaan teini ikäistä tytärtään pois huonoista piireistä Kuskina toimii äidin ystävä varakas muusikko joka on tottunut kiertämään maailman lavoja ja elämään yltäkylläisyydessä Tyttären arveluttavat ystävät lähtevät kuitenkin seuraamaan pakolaisia ja muutenkin reissussa on kasassa kaikki katastrofin aineksetSigurðardóttir pyrkii kuvaamaan Islannin ainutlaatuista luontoa mutta ei onnistu siinä mielestäni järin hyvin Hänen kuvauksen perusteella ei tulisi pieneen mieleenkään lähteä tutustumaan Islannin hiekkamyrskyihin Myös itse tarinan kuljettaminen tökkii melko lailla Päähenkilöihin varsinkin äitiin hän saa puhallettua henkeä ja kolmikon riitely on hyvinkin aidontuntuista paikoiteillenÄiti saa lopussa vastauksen kysymyksiinsä mutta tytär jotenkin vain heivataan toisten harteille Tältä osin loppu tuntui jotenkin melko tylyltä Booooo ring


  8. says:

    Despite the horrid dis functional daughter that has no redeeming features the author is able grip you into their trip up the east coast of Iceland I really want to make the same journey She was also able to weave the Icelandic culture into the story I hope this is successful enough to warrant translations of her works


  9. says:

    Second time I tried reading this book First time I didn't like it now months later it has not gotten any better and could not finish it Would not recommend


  10. says:

    This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the MarchApril 2015 issue of World Literature Today Magazinehttpwwwworldliteraturetodayorg2


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