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Master of Arts (MA)
Guess, Carol, 1968-
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
Rivera, Lysa M.
In this novel excerpt, a food addict named for a Norse battle goddess, Svafa Lindeman is a woman caught in a half-life. Suspended between the reality of running a junk business with her aging, hostile mother and evanescent memory of her missing sister, Svafa seeks solace in comestibles from homegrown eggs to double-decker burgers. A chance to write restaurant reviews for the local paper seems like a dream come true, but making peace with food proves to be as tumultuous and ultimately elusive as making peace with the ghosts of her childhood.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Mothers and daughters--Fiction; Compulsive eaters--Fiction
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Perkins, Tanya, "Dinner with the Valkyries (a novel excerpt)" (2011). WWU Graduate School Collection. 126.