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Sons of Norway Blog: Nordic Heritage Inspires Author

By Carly Schramm
Sons of Norway blog

Viking: What inspired you to write “Vikings in the Attic”?

Eric 
Dregni: After living in Trondheim for a year, I came back to the United States and saw so many subtle things that are directly related to the Scandinavian immigrants. I had taken the Midwestern culture for granted and just assumed that everyone lived this way, until I lived in Italy and Norway.

V: How would you summarize the book?

E.D.: It’s about the unknown history of things that have a Scandinavian influence in the Midwest and throughout the United States. It’s about growing up with things that I didn’t know, but that I wish that I had known.

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