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Dálvi: Six Years in Arctic Tundra by Laura Galloway

Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Source: Midas Pr
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

A DNA test suggesting she shared some genetics with the Sami people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway’s wanderlust. An affair with a Sami reindeer herder led her to abandon her high-flying New York life for a fresh start in the tiny town of Kautokeino. When her new boyfriend left her unexpectedly after six months, it would have been easy, and perhaps prudent, to return home. But she stayed for six years.
Dalvi is the story of Laura’s time in a reindeer-herding village in Arctic Norway, forging a solitary existence as one of the few Westerners living among one of the most remote cultures on earth. Both a heart-rending memoir and a love letter to the singular landscape of the region, Dalvi explores with great warmth and humility what it means to truly belong. 


My Thoughts

Dálvi:

Northern Sami, winter

Sometimes you don’t know that you are searching for something until you find it.
This is the story of Laura Galloway, a memoir of her 6 years in the Arctic tundra. How, after getting the results of a DNA study, she discovers that she has some relation with the Sami people, in particular with a Sami reindeer herder lead. Then, she decides to leave her life in New York and move to the cold Arctic, in a place where everything is different from everything she knows.
This is a beautiful story, it’s Laura’s memoir and written in an addictive way that it’s impossible to stop reading it. You keep turning pages to know more about Laura’s life memories of the time she passed there.
Interesting and special, this is a read you don’t want to miss.
Are you ready to discover “Dálvi: Six Years in Arctic Tundra”?


About The Author

Laura Galloway is a writer and communications strategist. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times and holds a Master of Arts in Indigenous Journalism from the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Kautokeino, Norway, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California. An ardent animal lover, she and her partner live with her two reindeer- herding dogs and two cats.