Cloak of Ashes - Book Talk by Local Author Donnita Rogers

Oct 26 2016 7:00 pm
Northfield Public Libraary

Local author Donnita Rogers will return to the Northfield Public Library on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm and talk about her newest book, Cloak of Ashes, book three of her Women of Beowulf Series.  Drawing on her years of research and travels in Scandinavia, author and retired teacher Donnita Rogers will bring to life the women of the 6th century epic, Beowulf, and the related Saga of King Hrolf Kraki.  The elevated status of women in Norse culture will be compared and contrasted with the struggles of modern women for recognition and respect.  

After retirement in 2001 Rogers traveled the world, then began to research and write Faces in the Fire, a novel inspired by her teaching of the old English epic, Beowulf, followed by Fanning the Flames, and now book 3, Cloak of Ashes.  Five years were spent studying materials on Viking Age Culture; a trip to Scandinavia offered such "on-site" experiences as crewing on a Viking ship replica in Denmark and climbing funeral mounds in Sweden, all to discover what life might have been like for women in 6th century Scandinavia.  The author divides her time among an island cabin in Canada, a river home in Texas, and a farmhouse near Northfield.

Book sales and signing will follow her presentation

The program is free and open to the public.

Cloak of Ashes