Publishers Weekly: Swede Hollow

Review of Ola Larsmo's Swede Hollow

A riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early twentieth century

Swedish critic and columnist Larsmo’s poignant first novel to be translated into English follows the tribulations of an immigrant-heavy township outside of St. Paul, Minn., during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gustaf and Anna Klar leave Sweden for the United States with their three children in search of a fresh start after Gustaf stabs a man during a fight. 


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