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The Greenlanders - Jane Smiley
The Greenlanders
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ISBN: 9780002234191 (000223419X)
Edition language: English
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Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
3.0 The Greenlanders
I recommend this book to those of you seeking immersion into the world of medieval Greenland. The characters are the Nordic immigrants who settled in Greenland, the events taking place in the 1300s, centuries after Viking exploration. These people must cope with cold and a native population that is ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
This is a convincing and masterly fictional account about eking out a life on mediaeval Greenland. If you prefer non-fiction then Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is your best source.As with Sigrid Undset's 'Kristin Lavransdatter' trilogy, 'Greenlanders' is written in oral-epic-saga...
Merle rated it
The Greenlanders is an exceptionally well-written bit of historical fiction, detailing the little-known history of the Norse settlement in Greenland from the mid-14th to early-15th century. While the story focuses primarily on one family, there is no real protagonist, and the narrative slips in and ...
Bookivorous rated it
4.0 The Greenlanders
An epic and beautifully wrought tale of the last days of this enigmatic, isolated community
A Man With An Agenda
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5.0 Greenlanders
History has been something of a passion for me since I was very young and first read about the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs, the ancient temples and cities of the Aztec, the Khmer buried under jungle vines, and the crumbled ziggurats of Sumer. As I grew up I fell deep into the larger stories and o...
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