Blue Island Bookworms
Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles.
The title discussed on Sept. 7 will be ‘Miss Iceland’ by Audur Ava Olafsdottir.
“Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla is a budding female novelist who was born in the remote district of Dalir. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces’s Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, she heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. There, she intends to become a writer. Sharing an apartment with her childhood and queer friend Jón John, Hekla comes to learn that she will have to stand alone in a small male dominated community that would rather see her win a pageant than be a professional artist. As the two friends find themselves increasingly on the outside, their bond shapes and strengthens them artistically in the most moving of ways.“
– Summary taken from Goodreads.com