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Author Maine, Sarah, author.

Title Women of the dunes / Sarah Maine.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Paperback, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC MAINE,S    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC MAINE,S    DUE 09-09-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Edition First Atria paperback edition.
Description 371 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "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 Archaeologists -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Contemporary Women -- Fiction.
Women -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Scotland -- Legends -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Maine, Sarah. Women of the dunes. First Atria Paperback edition. New York : Atria Paperback, 2018 9781501189609 (DLC) 2018003861
ISBN 9781501189593 (paperback) $16.00
150118959X (paperback) $16.00
9781501189609 (electronic book)

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