Book Blurb for April 6, 2014
"A Slave’s Tale”
Author: Erik Christian Haugaard
Synopsis: Slave girl Helga stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return Rark, a freed slave, to his homeland. The voyagers’ journey is perilous — they narrowly escape capture by an invading fleet and their ship is severely damaged by a storm. Upon reaching France, where the Vikings are now hated but not feared, only tragedy ensues.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Information: upress.umn.edu/ book-division/books
“Frank Lloyd Wright, The Prodigal Son of Spring Green”
Author: Clare W. Schumacher
Synopsis: The author makes good use of her interviewing and research skills to take a unique perspective on this man who became a famous architect. Interviews of Wright’s contemporaries, those who knew him as a neighbor or who dealt with him in business, create a picture not given in any other source written about Wright. Schumacher has a knack for making this man a real person, as seen through the eyes of those who knew him and not the world-renowned architect he became.
Publisher: Zenith City Publishing Co. in Duluth