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Ingrid Hill - Author


Ingrid Hill has this to say about herself.........

"I was born in New York City, spent my early childhood as a navy-brat gypsy, and then settled in New Orleans until I was grown. I've spent half my adult life in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and half in Iowa City, Iowa, both university communities, with a three-year stint in Washington State, on beautiful blue Puget Sound. I have spent some time in Sweden and some time in China. While my writing career was late in starting, I was raising my children and consciously garnering wisdom over this time: I remember in my high school Latin book a watercolored Roman matron named Cornelia saying of her children, in Latin of course, when asked to catalog her wealth and possessions, "THESE are my jewels." I feel the same way. I was left a single mom with eleven children, nine of them then still at home, got a fellowship to do a Ph.D. at Iowa, and came here to study. I remarried during graduate school and had my twelfth child. My maiden name was Hokanson, from my Swedish ship's-captain father; my married name, Hill, which is also my writing name, came from the Finnish "Sellakamaki," meaning "from the back hill," which was truncated to "Maki" and then anglicized to "Hill."

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Ingrid Hill

Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
Ursula, Under
Ingrid Hill
A half-Chinese, half-Finnish, miracle child (as far as her parents are concerned) falls down a misused mineshaft. During the course of the rescue operations we are given some extraordinary stories from both sides of her family history, learning that it...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/01/2006
Ursula Under by Ingrid Hill
Ursula Under
Ingrid Hill
An entertaining and lively, century-hopping first novel from an American author whose other notable achievement is to be the mother of 12 children
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 06/01/2005

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