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SWEDE HOLLOW event at the House of Sweden with Ola Larsmo

When Oct 17, 2019
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
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Swede Hollow (Ola Larsmo)Ola Larsmo will be at the House of Sweden on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion, reading, and signing of his new book, Swede Hollow: A Novel. Registration is required and available here.


Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Program: 7:00 p.m.


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’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

"Swede Hollow captures the travails of a group of Swedish immigrants who find refuge in this poor neighborhood in St. Paul. Ola Larsmo gives the reader a remarkable sense of the struggle and dislocation that is ever present in these people. 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

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