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Women of the dunes : a novel / Sarah Maine.

Maine, Sarah, (author.).

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  • 5 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Valemount Public Library.

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Valemount Public Library f mai (Text) 35194014280077 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501189593 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 367 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a spur of land on the sea-lashed coast of Western Scotland. Enshrouded in myths and legends, Ullaness was named for Ulla, a Viking maiden whose star-crossed romances and uncertain fate captured the imaginations of locals for generations, including Libby's great-great grandmother, Ellen. A maid growing up in the home of the Sturrocks, the baronetcy that now owns the fabled lands, Ellen became obsessed with the legendary Norsewoman--and even believed that she was Ulla. Now Libby, an archaeologist, has a chance to excavate the Sturrock lands for physical artifacts that will fill in the gaps of oral tradition. It's a career-making opportunity for the young academic, and a chance to separate fact from fiction in Ellen's stories. Yet, before the dig can even begin, a different kind of artifact is unearthed: the bones of a man, murdered over a hundred years ago, wearing the twin of a golden cross that Ellen passed on to Libby--important relics that might've belonged to Ulla herself. As public and private myths unfurl across centuries, a pattern of romance, violence, and tragedy emerges, revealing the invisible threads that tie Libby, Ellen, and Ulla together--and rewriting the history of Ullaness itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Archeologists > Fiction.
Vikings > Fiction.
Mythology, Scottish > Fiction.
Legends > Scotland > Fiction.
Scotland > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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