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The Resource The island house : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans

The island house : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans

Label
The island house : a novel
Title
The island house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Posie Graeme-Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2011 Freya Dane, a Ph.D. candidate in archaeology, arrives on the ancient Scottish island of Findnar. After years of estrangement from her father, himself an archaeologist who recently died, Freya has come to find out what she can about his work. As she reads through his research notes, she sees he learned a great deal about the Viking and Christian history of the island. But what he found only scratches the surface of the discoveries Freya is about to make. In 800 A.D. a Pictish girl named Signy loses her entire family during a Viking raid. She is taken in by the surviving members of the Christian community on Findnar, but when she falls deeply in love with a Viking boy, she is cast out. She eventually becomes a nun and finds herself at the center of the clash between the island's three religious cultures. The tragedy of her story is that, in the end, she must choose among her adopted faith, her native religion, and the man she loves
Summary
Visiting the ancient Scottish island of Findnar to investigate the unfinished work of her late archaeologist father, doctoral student Freya Dane discovers the story of an early 9th-century Pictish orphan who was forced to make a wrenching choice between her faith and the Viking she loved.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10132131
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graeme-Evans, Posie
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology
  • Vikings
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The island house : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The past does not die. It waits"--Cover
Control code
000050069563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780731815081
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The island house : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans
Publication
Note
"The past does not die. It waits"--Cover
Control code
000050069563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780731815081
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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