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Norwegian American summer reading

Summer reading guide 2018: staff picks

Need a book? Arm yourself against boredom with summer reading recommendations from The Norwegian American staff! We recommend: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt Artist Harriet Burden has had scant success in the New...

American by Day, Norwegian by Night

Miller’s linked mysteries compare and contrast Norway and America from both sides Christine Foster Meloni Washington Novelist Derek Miller has written two riveting novels that reflect his deep understanding of the Norwegian and American...

Norwegian geography

Norsk geografi in a nutshell

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Summer is a time for travel, and Norway is at the top of everyone’s vacation list, and...

A brilliant concept, executed perfectly

Carl Frode Tiller’s Encircling trilogy features a protagonist in search of himself Erik Simon New York The conceit alone of Carl Frode Tiller’s The Encircling Trilogy is brilliant: David, thirtysomething, has lost his memory,...

Studying borders to understand nations

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Over 1,500 miles of fascination. Such is Norway’s land border with other countries: Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Just exceeding the length of Alaska’s land borders with...

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Booth’s less than glowing exploration of Scandinavia is garnering mixed reviews M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At home in Copenhagen in April 2006, British journalist and travel writer Michael Booth opened the day’s newspaper...

Olerud faces life’s curve balls

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American John Olerud was the most successful of the Norwegian-American baseball players. In a 17-year career from 1989 to 2005, the left-handed first baseman played for the...

Chasing the northern lights

Travel writer visits Norway Maureen Littlejohn Toronto, Canada “Oppmerksomhet!” The purser’s voice called out urgently then switched to English. “Attention, attention!” I was in the dining room, a forkful of baked salmon midway to...

CO2 shortage causes cuts in beer production

Though the gas is abundant, a lack of food-grade CO2 threatens breweries M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential to life on Earth. Land animals, including humans, exhale it into the...