CAMBRIDGE — Local authors Sverrir Sigurdsson and Veronica Li will hold a book signing at Book Warehouse at the Queenstown Premium Outlets on the eve of Father’s Day, Saturday, June 19, from noon-4 pm.
Their book is Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir. It’s a true story of Sverrir’s adventures as a modern-day Viking traveling the world, not to loot and plunder but to learn and contribute on the larger stage of human endeavors. He started out in Iceland and pursued an international career that took him to every corner of the globe. He now lives in Cambridge, Maryland with his wife and coauthor, Veronica.
According to Sverrir, reading is perhaps the best substitute for traveling in these pandemic times. Viking Voyager will transport you to thirty some countries on five continents, all from the comfort and safety of your armchair.
Born in Iceland on the eve of the Second World War, Sverrir watched British troops invade his country and turn it into a bulwark against Hitler’s advance toward North America. The country’s post-war transformation from a dirt-poor nation to a prosperous one became every Icelander’s success. Spurred by this favorable wind, Sverrir answered the call of his Viking forefathers, setting off on a voyage to see the world.
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Icelandic ambassador to the U.S., says, “This is the story of a latter-day Viking, an adventurous spirit who left his native Iceland at an early age to study abroad. Having graduated as an architect from a Finnish university, he went on a mission around the globe with the UN and the World Bank, doing his bit to help make the world a better place…. Throughout his journey he was sustained by his ancestors’ heritage of stubborn resilience in the face of formidable challenges.”
Book Warehouse is located at 408 Outlet Center Dr. Suite B035, Queenstown, MD21658.