In 2009, novelist Sarah Moss, her husband and their young sons embarked on an adventure.
Leaving Kent with very few possessions, they set up home for a year in Iceland, a vastly different environment, where they slowly begin to adapt to their new surroundings. Names for the Sea is much more than a travel book; the reader experiences intimately the trials of settling in to a culture that is different in every way from the Moss family’s own. At times very funny, this delightful and appealing book is written in a crisp and insightful style. It is filled with descriptions of the northern landscape which capture it perfectly and loving portrayals of family and new friends.