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SWEDE HOLLOW event at Scandinavia House with Ola Larsmo

When Oct 19, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., Volvo Hall, New York, NY 10016
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Swede Hollow (Ola Larsmo)Ola Larsmo will be at Scandinavia House on Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, Swede Hollow: A Novel.

 

Gustaf and Anna Klar and their three children dream of starting over when they leave Sweden for New York, finally settling in a cluster of rough-hewn shacks in a deep, wooded ravine on the edge of St. Paul, Minnesota. This haunting story of a real place echoes the larger challenges of immigration in the twentieth century and today.

 

"Larsmo's (Deceit, 2012) sobering, realistic portrayal of Swedish immigration to America pulls readers into a richly detailed world peopled with unforgettable characters. Extensively researched and beautifully translated, Larsmo's novel is the epic story of a family and a community struggling to survive and an intimate look at the complexities of immigration." —Booklist


"Ola Larsmo’s Swede Hollow follows in the rich and remarkable tradition of Scandinavian luminaries like Rolvaag and Moberg. Here’s a novel that makes the epic intimate and the intimate profound and enduring. You’ll no sooner forget these characters than you will your own kinfolk, and if you’re like me, you will love them much the same."—Peter Geye, author of Wintering

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