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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albright Memorial Library FICTION HARGRAV (Text) 50686015584670 Stacks Available -
Carbondale Public Library FICTION HARGRAV (Text) 50688010784594 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316529259
  • ISBN: 0316529257
  • Physical Description: 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 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 island of Vardo must fend for themselves. Three years later, a sinister figure arrives from Scotland: Commissioner Absalom Cornet, who rose to prominence by burning witches. He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband's authority and terrified by it. In Vardo, and in Maren, Ursa notices something that she has never witnessed before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with mighty evil. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to each other in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom's iron rule threatening Vardo's very existence.
Subject: Trials (Witchcraft) > Norway > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Finnmark fylke (Norway) > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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