Hecla Island’s Thora Grows Up


Sigurdson, Sylvia J.

In stock


Sigurdson, Sylvia J. Hecla Island’s Thora Grows Up. White Rock, British Columbia: Eyja Publishing, 1994. First printing. ISBN: 9780969908005. pp. 150. 8vo. Lightest rubbing to covers, contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+. “Sylvia Sigurdson grew up on Lake Winnipeg’s Hecla Island in Manitoba. In this sequel to Thora’s Island Home, Sylvia Sigurdson weaves the continuing story of Thora Jonsdottir., who emigrated from Iceland in 1931 as a twelve-year old girl to live with her aunt and uncle on Lake Winnipeg’s Hecla Island. Thora is growing up, and she faces a Lake Winnipeg storm, personal triumphs, and bittersweet heartbreaks in a Canada shaken by the Depression and World War II. She stays true to herself and her goals throughout this journey into maturity, womanhood, and love.” Softcover. (#1185) $35.00