Category: Books

Reptile Memoirs

Jerry Holt reviews Silje Ulstein’s book, Reptile Memoirs, a Norwegian literary thriller set on the fjords of Ålesund and Kristiansund in Norway.

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What is the Viking heart?

Christine Foster Meloni interviews Washington, D.C., Sons of Norway members about their reactions to Arthur Herman’s book, The Viking Heart.

A Boy in Brooklyn

Victoria Hofmo interviews Adolf Hansen about his recent memoir, A Boy in Brooklyn: Growing Up in a Norwegian Colony in the 1940s and ’50s.

Brooklyn Girl

Victoria Hofmo reviews Brooklyn Girl: Growing Up Norwegian in New York City by Jan Carol Simonsen, a coming of age story in the 1950s and 1960s.

Bitter Flowers

Jerry Holt reports that the 2007 Norwegian crime novel, Bitre Blomster (Bitter Flowers), by Gunnar Staalesen, will be released in English in May.

More Norse stories

Victoria Hofmo reviews the second children’s book about “Mimi’s sagas” of monsters, gods, and Vikings by Norwegian author Anne-Lise Bay Braathen.

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Crime Corner

For the travel issue, Jerry Holt brings us a new episode of Crime Corner featuring Irish author John Banville.

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Crime Corner

Jerry Holt writes about a book and two movies that cover the Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine hikers died in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1959.

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A Coat Dyed Black

Don Pugnetti Jr., retired Washington journalist, releases his book A Coat Dyed Black, a novel about the Norwegian resistance during World War II.