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SWEDE HOLLOW event at the American Swedish Institute with Ola Larsmo

When Oct 09, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Swede Hollow (Ola Larsmo)Ola Larsmo will be at the American Swedish Institute on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, Swede Hollow: A Novel, as part of their Afternoons at ASI series. This event is free with museum admission.


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.


"Ola Larsmo presents a sober and realistic portrayal of the suffering and hardships that awaited Swedish immigrants after they arrived in America. Swede Hollow is a moving, at times harrowing, always convincing novel on a truly epic scale." —Steve Sem-Sandberg, author of The Emperor of Lies


"A rich and worthwhile read addressing the basic question of immigration—how does one make a life in a new country?" —Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries


"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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