"Afterwards I shut myself away inside the walls of Sessruminger with only my cats for company. Cats, I decided, had certain advantages over men. They were loyal without being sycophantic, independent without being absent, and affectionate without being rapacious. That they choke up balls of fur and leave dead rodents at my feet is unfortunate. But it is not grounds for divorce."
From Iceland by Betsy Tobin
A book that has kept her reading through the storm. A book with a woman with a cloak of falcon wings and a sharp independence of nature. A book about love.