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The Diary of Elizabeth Koren 1853-1855 by David T Nelson
Else Elisabeth Hysing, an upper-class Norwegian woman, married Ulrik Vilhelm Koren on August 18, 1853 and, almost immediately afterward, the couple made the perilous Atlantic Crossing to America, where her husband had been called to serve as the first Lutheran...
Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America by Aleta Chossek
Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America is the story of Kristine Kristiansen Hjelmeland, a young woman born and raised in Forde, Norway, and her journey from sheltered maiden aunt, to mother, to leader within her new American community. Her captivating...
A Frog in the Fjord: One Year in Norway by Lorelou Desjardins
Norwegians are the happiest people in the world, but can anyone else be happy in Norway? Lorelou, a French woman in her mid-20s from Provence region gets a job in Oslo, Norway. She is not too inspired by this Arctic...
Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930 by Kathleen Ernst
The poems in Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women, who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. The first waves of pioneers, predominantly Yankees from Northeastern states, were soon followed by...
Counterfeiter: How A Norwegian Jew Survived The Holocaust by
This is an enthralling personal account of the secret Nazi project, Operation Bernhard, devised to destabilize the British and, later, American economies by creating and putting into circulation millions of counterfeit banknotes. A team of typographers and printers was pulled...
Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime by Julian Guthrie
An unforgettable story of four women – Magdalena Yesil, Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw, and Sonja Perkins. Through grit and ingenuity, they became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build...
The Curve of Her Life: Folk Artist Laura Hjelle Hoeg by Carol Hoeg Oliver
Laura Hjelle Hoeg was a major contributor to the 1950s revival of rosemaling in America and famous for her version of the painted Norwegian nisse. Carol Hoeg Oliver's biography is a thoroughly researched, conversationally written story of her mother's search...
Across The Fence: Gateway to Memories by Howard Sherpe
This is the seventh collection of "Across the Fence," a weekly newspaper column by Howard Sherpe. He lives on the back forty of the farm her was raised on near Westby, Wisconsin, and writes about his experiences growing up on that...
Olive Jensen Nordby: A Retrospective of Her Art, Edited By Ingrid M. and Jay L. Jensen
This large-format, hardcover, all-color art book records many of the life-long artistic accomplishments of Olive Jensen Nordby. The 37 woodcut prints and 10 paintings reproduced in the volume demonstrate Nordby's love of nature, light, color, and form. The 120-page volume...
Across the Fence: Sunrise On A New Day by Howard Sherpe
This is the eighth collection of "Across the Fence," a weekly newspaper column by Howard Sherpe. He lives on the back forty of the farm her was raised on near Westby, Wisconsin, and writes about his experiences growing up on...
Pacific Fishermen by Fred F. Poyner IV and John Douglas Dixon
A tribute to the Norwegian-heritage fishermen and shipwrights of the Pacific Northwest. An eclectic and essential group who have survived the ravages of the 1918 Spanish Flu and the 2021 COVID-19 Coronavirus. As a testament to this the King of...