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 narrative explores the powerful themes of belonging, ambition, and hope within the context of a family love story.

Based on letters and reports, photographs, and oral history, this story is written for Kristine's descendants by her granddaughter and is in honor of all those who have the courage to change their lives.


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