The End of Drum-Time


Shortlisted for the National Book Award A story of forbidden love and fugitive faith in the nineteenth century Arctic Circle ‘Transports readers deep into an unfamiliar world, yet with familiar conflicts and desires. I was absorbed and changed. Absolutely beautiful’ Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring In 1851, at a remote village in the Scandinavian tundra, a Lutheran minister known as Mad Lasse tries in vain to convert the native Sámi reindeer herders to his faith. But when one of the most respected herders has a dramatic awakening and dedicates his life to the church, his impetuous son, Ivvár, is left to guard their diminishing herd alone. By chance, he meets Mad Lasse’s daughter Willa, and their blossoming infatuation grows into something that ultimately crosses borders?of cultures, of beliefs, and of political divides?as Willa follows the herders on their arduous annual migration north to t

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