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The Ship in the Hill Paperback – April 13, 2010
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From the Back Cover
This historical novel is based on the true story of a Viking ship excavated from a hill in Norway in 1904. Archeologists were surprised to find the elaborate burial ship contained the bones of a woman. Historians in 1904 had assumed women were not important Viking leaders and weren't allowed on ships. Who was she? The novel alternates chapters between the archeologists unearthing the ship in 1904 and the Viking queen who sailed it a thousand years earlier.
About the Author
William L. Sullivan is the author of three novels and a dozen nonfiction books. He completed his B.A. degree in English at Cornell University under Alison Lurie, studied linguistics at Germany's Heidelberg University, and earned an M.A. in German at the University of Oregon. He reads in a dozen languages, including Danish, Norwegian, and Old Norse. He undertook seven voyages to Scandinavia while researching Nordics agas and Viking history for The Ship in the Hill.
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It's a turbulent journey of clever survival, and at times, extreme hardship the female characters make in this male dominated Viking world while archeologists are trying to unravel the mystery hundreds of years later. Vivid description of landscape and culture make this book hard to put down, a definite must-read.