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Norwegian American Troll

The Norwegian American Troll

fiction by Dennis Maulsby Father Donahey, in blue-striped pajamas and ancient checked flannel robe, sat in a Bentwood rocker in the rectory’s screened-in back porch. A gentle breeze murmured through the netting, bringing the...

2019 summer reading guide

Summer reading guide 2019: staff picks

Need a book? Look no further: here are the 2019 summer reading guide recommendations from The Norwegian American staff! The Ice Laline Paull The Ice an eco-thriller set in Svalbard’s near future, asks what...

Sámi folktales now available in English

By the fire Jim Dietz-Kilen Des Moines, Iowa By the Fire is a compilation of Sámi stories collected by Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt and her husband, Dr. Gedmund Hatt, in the...

Kåre R. Aas

Why I read The Norwegian American

We are happy to share what our readers have to say about our newspaper:   “I read The Norwegian American because it’s a unique way to connect with the Norwegian-American community and understand their...

shamanism

Shamanism in pre-Christian Norway

Princess Märtha Louise’s romance with American shaman Durek Verrett recently triggered media mentions of shamanism. Our correspondant surveys the belief’s history in Norway. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Shamanism, an animistic faith of northern...

Lily Huckleberry

A Huckleberry good adventure story

Book review Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Lily lives in a village where “flowers grow as big as trees.” Here she meets Freia, who celebrates midsummer by wearing a flower crown, eating strawberry...

Occupied

Occupied tells a long-held wartime secret

“Sit with me…” Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. “Age and perspective greatly influence how people remember things, and everyone’s parents tell embellished stories,” writes author Kurt Blorstad in the opening pages of his recent...

Norway's literary system

Norway’s literary system in brief

How does a country with only 5 million people support a robust literary industry? Ali Ashrafi Norway Today Norway’s literary system is based on the fact that Norway is not a big country. Therefore,...

The Search for Thor

By Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end of...