Letters to Iceland

Letters to Iceland

by Kris Kissman

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Overview

Kris grew up in the tiny fishing village, Siglufjörður, on Icelan&dacute;s north fjords where her mamma ran a pool hall and raised eight daughter and a very spoiled son. Daily visitors at her house told fortunes and ghost stories for entertainment. The family was forced to flee to the south coast of the island after the herring was depleted and no one could afford to play pool or gather in the family kitchen to tell ghost stories and tell fortunes. Some of the sisters ventured further south, to America, where Kris began her career as a motel maid, then journied up the career ladder across eight states and so many universities.

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ISBN-13: 9781477577516
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2014
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Kris grew up in the tiny fishing village of Siglufjörður on Icelan&dacute;s north fjords where her Mamma ran a pool hall, raised eight daughters and one very spoiled son. Daily visitors at her family home told fortunes and ghost stories for entertainment.

The family was forced to flee to the south coast of the island after the herring was depleted and no one could afford to play pool or gather in the family kitchen to tell ghost stories and tell fortunes.

Kris and some of her sisters ventured further south, to America, where Kris began her career as a motel maid, then journeyed up the success ladder across eight states and many universities. She is currently a retired Social Work Professor living on Californiás Central Coast.

Letters to Iceland is a collection of letters Kris wrote when she was in America, far away from her family, feeling homesick and alienated. Having kept most of the letters, she decided to use them to tell the story of her life and heritage for her grandchildren, "so they would know where they came from," Kris said.

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