Sigrid Undset’s medieval trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter is the story of the fiery Kristin Lavransdatter from her girlhood to old age. Kristin is the eldest daughter of Ragnfrid and Lavrans (hence Lavrans-datter), a God-fearing farmer whose knowledge of animals and plants and skill at hunting have made him a wealthy landholder. 1,139 more words
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“In the middle of the night she woke up when her father touched her shoulder in the dark. ‘Get up,’ he said quietly. ‘Do you hear it?’ Then she heard the singing at the corners of the house–the deep, full tone of the moisture-laden south wind.