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SWEDE HOLLOW launch event at the American Swedish Institute with Ola Larsmo

When Oct 09, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 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 7:00 p.m. for the launch of his new book, Swede Hollow: A Novel. There will be a reading and Q&A followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets ($15 for ASI members and $20 for non-members) can be purchased from ASI here.


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.


"Deeply researched and full of memorable moments. Ola Larsmo writes with sympathy and grace, and his tale is a quiet epic, full of wonder and dreams and loss. Not to be missed." —Larry Millett, author of Metropolitan Dreams


"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


"Ola Larsmo is a faithful storyteller, rooted in historical incident, hearing the voices and breathing life into people who risked everything to forge new beginnings and raise up families by sweat, fist, and the ragged, life-giving fabric of clan." —Peter C. Brown, author of The Fugitive Wife


"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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