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He’s got the blues

Robert Wangard

From the pen of Robert Wangard, author of Target, comes a collection of harrowing stories entitled Hard Water Blues. Just as Target did, these stories seem to channel the haunting genre of crime fiction that is so popular in Scandinavia at the moment: authors like Norwegian Jo Nesbø and the late Swedish Steig Larsson ...

Marta Norheim visits PLU

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Literary critic provides insight and tells about trends in Norwegian books By John Erik Stacy, 25 Mar 2011 Marta Norheim, charismatic expert on Norwegian contemporary literature, spoke at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) on 24 March 2011. Norwegians recognize Marta's voice from P2 radio and her face from the television program "kulturoperatørene" and as author of her own ...

The last wild food

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Paul Greenburg writes about fishing and aquaculture in his book "Four Fish" John Erik Stacy, 27 Aug 2010 On August 10, Paul Greenberg, author, journalist, lover of sea food and fishing, spoke in Seattle at the University of Washington Book Store to promote his book "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food." He spoke and ...

Vivid New Biography Collection Records Life of Iowa Pioneers

"The Passing of the Prairie by a Fossil: Biographical Sketches of Central Iowa Pioneers and Civil War Veterans"

  Nehemias Tjernagel illuminates trials of settlers and Civil War Soldiers STORY CITY, Iowa – Descendent of the Norwegian pioneering Tjernagelfamily Nehemias Tjernagel was deeply fascinated by the lives of pioneers and Civil War soldiers in Southern Hamilton and northern Story Counties. On the eve of World War I, Tjernagel recognized a unique opportunity to capture history ...

In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian dream

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Dregni’s Scandinavian roots do little to prepare him and his family for the year in Trondheim eating herring cakes, obeying the conformist Janteloven (Jante’s law), and enduring the mørketid (dark time). In Cod We Trust is one Minnesota family’s excursion into Norwegian life. The land of the midnight sun is far stranger than they had ...

Axe of Iron: An exciting new series about Vikings

J.A. Hunsinger is the author of the Axe of Iron series.

By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American WeeklyAs a pilot turned author, J.A. Hunsinger presents his first book titled “Axe of Iron: The Settlers” in his historical fiction series about the first Viking settlements in Greenland.  No one knows for sure why the Viking settlements completely disappeared around the mid-15th century, but Hunsinger fills in the ...