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Terrace Public Library HAR (Text) 35151001100866 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-11-16

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  • ISBN: 9780316529259 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316529257 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 345 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

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Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Arctic town of Vardø must fend for themselves. Three years later, a stranger arrives on their shore. Absalom Cornet comes from Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles. He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband's authority and terrified by it. In Vardø, and in Maren, Ursa sees something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God, and flooded with a mighty evil. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom's iron rule threatening Vardø's very existence.
Subject: Women > Norway > Vardø > Fiction.
Witch hunting > Norway > Vardø > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Scots > Norway > Vardø > Fiction.
Suspicion > Fiction.
Storms > Fiction.
Trials (Witchcraft) > Norway > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Vardø > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Finnmark fylke (Norway) > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

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