On the Cold Coasts

byVilborg DavidsdottirTranslated byAlda Sigmundsdottir

March 20, 2012|
On the Cold Coasts by Vilborg Davidsdottir
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A horrible storm off the cold coasts of fifteenth-century Iceland sends the Trinity crashing to shore, with nearly no survivors. For Ragna, the teenage daughter of a respected family who is betrothed to the dashing and wealthy Thorkell, the shipwreck presents a life-changing risk she cannot resist: a handsome sailor named Michael, who is seduced by her gentle singing during his stay in the hospital, then impregnates her and promptly disappears. Thorkell cannot marry her and take in another man’s son, and Ragna is left barren from a traumatic childbirth and stigmatized as a fallen woman.

A decade later, Ragna becomes a housekeeper to the new English bishop in North Iceland, where passionate and ambitious Thorkell is a priest and steward. They embark on a fervent but doomed love affair as priests cannot marry and Ragna will not be a concubine. As sweeping as it is intimate, On the Cold Coasts is a powerful, enduring story of love and personal sacrifice.

Vilborg Davidsdottir worked in the media for fifteen years as a journalist, radio programmer, and TV reporter but has focused on her writing since 2000. The author of six historical novels, Vilborg lives in Reykjavík with her husband and three children. Galdur is her first book to be translated into English.
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Title:On the Cold Coasts
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:218 pages, 8.1 X 5.4 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:218 pages, 8.1 X 5.4 X 0.6 in
Published:March 20, 2012
Publisher:Amazon Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781611090956

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