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A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland. Freya Morris grows up in a typical American suburb – but every summer, she enters another realm entirely when she visits her relatives in Gimli, a tiny village in Canada settled by Icelandic immigrants. Here she falls under the spell of her troubled but charming aunt Birdie, who thrills her with stories of exotic Norse goddesses, moody Viking bards, and the life of her late grandfather, the most famous poet of "New Iceland." But when Birdie tricks Freya into a terrifying scandal, Freya turns her back on everything Icelandic and anything that reminds her of the past. She is living an anonymous, bleak existence in Manhattan when she finally returns to Gimli for the first time in two decades – and stumbles upon a long concealed family secret.  As Freya becomes increasingly obsessed with unraveling her family’s tangled story, she finds herself delving into the very memories she has worked so hard to forget. When the clues dry up in Gimli, Freya journeys to Iceland itself. On this rugged island of vast lava fields and immense glaciers, Freya’s quest comes to its unsettling conclusion.  A beautifully-written debut novel that deftly weaves together Iceland’s distinctive history, ancient mythology, reverence for language, and passion for genealogy, The Tricking of Freya is a powerful exploration of kinship, loss and redemption.

Hardcover:

9780312378776 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, March 3, 2009), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland.

Paperback:

9780312429386 | Picador USA, March 30, 2010, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical landscape, language, and history of Iceland.
9781429963114 | Large print edition (Griffin, March 3, 2009), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland.

Miscellaneous:

9781429953542 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 2010), cover price $9.99

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While visiting their grandfather in Manitoba, Canada, three American children experience an event based on Icelandic mythology in which a man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
By Ljuba Levstek (illustrator) and Arthur G. Slade

Paperback:

9781551430942 | Orca Book Pub, February 1, 1998, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Sarah, Michael, and Angie have a horrifying summer visit with their grandfather when he murders their cousin, and a draugr--one who returns from the dead--attacks their family and buries them alive

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Twelve-year-old Sarah is told by her widowed father that she must leave the Frog Bay wilderness and go to school in the city to learn to speak English, but when the family that she lives with is cold and cruel, keeping her out of school, she earns the angel-like protection of a wise raven. Tour.
By W. D. Valgardson and Ian Wallace (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780888992550 | Groundwood Books, September 1, 1996, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Twelve-year-old Sarah leaves the wilderness to go to school in the city, but the family that she lives with keeps her out of school

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