Tue, Dec 14 | Nordic Hall

Bok Klubb

Time & Location

Dec 14, 1:30 PM
Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239, USA

About the Event

The Windows of Brimnes : An American in Iceland, by Bill Holm is this month's selection. In his most ambitious book to date, poet, musician, wit, and polemicist  Bill Holm repairs to his Icelandic cottage to reflect on the United  States and what it might learn from the land of his ancestral roots. The  book begins with a description of the extraordinary setting of Brimnes,  a small fishing village on the Arctic Circle. From his house, Holm  captures Iceland's warmth and genuine community, its secularism,  pacifism, and love of nature, poetry, and music. Writing of the  Americato which his ancestors fled only two generations before, he  wonders whether the compelling dream of liberty, freedom, and inquiry  still animates his native country. For the legions of Bill Holm fans as  well as for those yearning for some straight if often comical reflection  on the state of America today, this book provides a memorable  experience.