A quirky and ambiguous book, which I enjoyed more than I thought I would. There is no conventional story: just notes about ice, Iceland and polar expeditions (which I like a lot), thoughts about the burden of family (her autistic brother), and diary excerpts about artwork and teaching. And of course her relationships with a boyfriend, her psychotherapist and others. Alicia herself stays elusive. Try this book and take tiny morsels at a time.