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PRAISE FOR A GOOD HORSE HAS NO COLORThe best journeys go two ways out, into the unknown, and in, to what we might have known all along Nancy Marie Brown s absorbing tale of looking for horses in Iceland is that kind of odyssey Like the ancient legends she recounts, hers is rich and transporting, a true saga Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of Dark Horses and Black BeautiesThis is a wonderful book, a can t put down read about loss and healing, joy and discovery Jeanne Mackin, author of The Sweet By and ByFive hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home Or so the Icelandic sagas say Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid s story were true Then, in , a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman s last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be Joining scientists experimenting with cutting edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid s steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spanned and expanded the bounds of the then known world She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman evenextraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse