When Clarissa Iverton was fourteen years old, her mother disappeared leaving Clarissa to be raised by her father. Upon his death, Clarissa, now twenty-eight, discovers he wasn't her father after all. Abandoned by her fiance, Clarissa travels to New York to Helsinki, and then north of the Arctic Circle - to Lapland. There, under the northern lights, Clarissa not only unearths her family's secrets, but also the truth about herself.
Vendela Vida is the author of the acclaimed novel And Now You Can Go (Cape, 2003).She is the co-editor of the Believer magazine, the editor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers, and is a founding board member and teacher at 826 Valencia, a non-profit writing lab. Vida lives with her husband and daughter in North California.