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Lily of the North

The True Story of Lillian Nordica, a Maine Diva

A book for children by Jane Parker and Patricia Flint, illustrated by Luanne Wrenn

Lily Norton, who was to become world famous opera diva, Lillian Nordica,  was born in 1857 on a hardscrabble farm in the foothills of Western Maine. Despite difficult circumstances, her family found great joy in music and, eventually, recognized young Lily's remarkable talent.

Fiddling scene from Lily of the North

Copies of the book are available for online purchase from Maine Authors Publishing for $27.95, hardcover, and $19.95, softcover. Also available on Amazon and on sale in Farmington, Maine at Devaney, Doak and Garrett, The Calico Patch, and The Nordica Homestead Museum.

Contact the authors:

Jane Parker
Patricia Flint 

Visit the Nordica Homestead Museum—June 1st–September 15th—Tuesday–Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

116 Nordica Lane—Farmington, ME—207-778-2042