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

The island house : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans

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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
One warm rainy summer, Freya Dane, a PhD candidate in archaeology, arrives on the ancient Scottish island of Findnar. Estranged as a child from her recently dead father, himself an archaeologist, Freya yearns to understand more about the man, his work on the island, and why he left her mother so many years ago. It seems Michael Dane uncovered much of Findnar's Viking and Christian past through his search for an elusive tomb, and Freya continues with his work. The discoveries she is destined to make, far greater than her father's, will teach her the true meaning of love and of loss. AD 800, and a wandering comet, an omen of evil, shines down on Findnar. The fears of the locals are justified. In a Viking raid, Signy, a Pictish girl, loses her entire family. Taken in by survivors of the island's Christian community, she falls in love with an injured Viking youth left behind by the raiders, and is cast out. Confused and bereft, eventually she becomes a nun, a decision that will unleash tragedy as she is plunged into the heart of a war between three religions. Forced to choose between her ancestors' Animist beliefs, her adopted faith and the man she loves, Signy will call out to Freya across the centuries. Ancient wrongs must be laid to rest in the present and the mystery at the heart of Findnar's violent past exposed. In time the comet will return, a link between the past and the present. But for these two women, time does not exist. For them the past will never die. It has waited for them both.
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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