Solveig's interview with Joe O'Donnell in The Eerie Digest
June 2011, Issue #25
Seal Woman featured on "Storyline," Misha Crews' excellent blog on books, movies, and writing.
See Misha's suggestions for "great reads."
Review of Carsten Jensen's powerful novel, set in the seafaring village of Marstal, Denmark, We the Drowned
Review for Washington Independent Review of Books
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
First Prize Fiction, Maryland Writers Association
Finalist 2009 Eric Hoffer Award
"Editor's Choice" Nov. 2008 Historical Novels Review
Book-of-the-Month, January 2010, American Association of University Women
Virginia Writers Club
2009 Golden NIB Contest Winner
First Prize Fiction, short story "The Midwife"
Charlotte is the seal woman, a creature of two worlds, Iceland and Germany. Memories of her Jewish first husband Max and their daughter--whose fate remains unresolved--haunt her every day existence and threaten to eclipse the reality of two young sons, a farmer husband, a cow to milk and a shed to clean out. Seal Woman, published May 2008, Ghost Road Press
"In this fierce and poignant novel, Solveig Eggerz deftly transports her readers between Germany and Iceland as her heroine struggles to come to terms with her past and present."
"Solveig Eggerz takes us to a littoral world where ancient legend touches everyday life as surely and constantly as the North Sea meets the East Coast of Iceland."
--Dan Yashinsky, author of Suddenly They Heard Footsteps:Storytelling for the Twenty-First Century
"I found this book almost impossible to put down; Charlotte's secrets will haunt you for a long time."
--Robert Bausch, author of Out of Season
"The blend of knowledge about Berlin during the war with rural life in Iceland and with the development of Charlotte is intriguing, gripping, thought provoking."
--Dorothy U. Seyler, author of Read, Write, and Reason
"Set in the tough but beautiful landscape of Iceland, a wonderfully written story about the triumph of love, strength, and art over crippling loss."
--Barbara Esstman, author of A More Perfect Union