Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.


University of Minnesota Press

Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo

Swede Hollow tells the story of a Swedish immigrant family, Gustaf and Anna Klar, their three children, and successive generations. It begins in Liverpool where the family traveled from Göteborg before boarding a White Star Line ship to New York... Continue Reading →

Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik

Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik is like catnip for me. It's the story of first, second, and third generation Scandinavian immigrants in Minnesota. The Rolvaag family in her book came from Norway. My grandparents came from Sweden, but... Continue Reading →

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