Multcolib Picks: We come from the land of the ice and snow
Annotation:In 1904, the most elaborate Viking ship burial ever found was excavated - and it contained the remains of a woman. Who was she? This novel by a local author imagines her life.
Annotation:A dark and violent retelling of Eyrbyggja saga, which brings to life not just ancient feuds, but also the ghosts and elves that lurk in the Icelandic wildlands.
Annotation:Could this be the harshest, grimmest family saga ever? Plague, violent weather, famine, witchcraft, and apocalyptic prophets all play a role.
Annotation:Traces the life of Snorri Sturluson, the 12th century Icelandic poet who wrote down the Nordic myths we know today. By the author of The Far Traveler.
Annotation:What would it be like to sail from Greenland to Newfoundland in a 54-foot wooden boat? And to build the boat by hand?
Annotation:Read the Vinland sagas in their entirety. Poet Ted Hughes called the Icelandic sagas one of the great masterpieces of world literature.
Annotation:Through archaeology and close reading of the sagas, Brown tells the story of Gudrid, who traveled far indeed - from Iceland, to Greenland, to North America, and in later life, to Rome.
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Are you interested in what everyday life might have been like in Viking-era Iceland and Greenland? Take a look at these fiction and non-fiction titles that recreate the Viking world.