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Heida : a shepherd at the edge of the world / Steinunn Sigurðardóttir ; translated by Philip Roughton.

Author/Creator:
Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, author.
Publication:
London : John Murray, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 308 pages ; 23 cm
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Standardized Title:
Heiða-fjalldalabóndinn. English
Subjects:
Iceland.
Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, 1978 -- -Homes and haunts -- Iceland.
Heida -- Homes and haunts -- Iceland.
Women shepherds -- Iceland -- Biography.
Shepherds -- Iceland -- Biography.
Homes.
Shepherds.
Women shepherds.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Language:
Translated from the Icelandic.
Summary:
Heida is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland's highlands. It's known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbours is Iceland's most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Ljotarstadir ever since people first started farming there in the twelfth century. This portrait of Heida written with wit and humour by one of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Sigurdardottir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman, who at 23 walked away from a career as a model in New York to take over the family farm when her father died.
Contents:
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Samuel W. Golden Book Fund.
Contributor:
Roughton, Philip, translator.
Samuel W. Golden Book Fund.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781473696501
147369650X
9781473696471
147369647X
9781473696495
OCLC:
1085197178