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Book review: Norwegian Trolls & Rosemaling Doug Warne KKNW Scandinavian Hour Okay, I admit it: when I first noticed the title and then the cover of this book, I was hooked on the idea...

The Saboteur

The Saboteur

Book review Thor A. Larsen Fishkill, N.Y. The incredible feat in 1943 by Norwegian saboteurs to destroy the cylinders of “heavy water” being created at the hydroelectric power plant in Vemork, near Rjukan, has...

Yggdrasill

Scholar examines roots of Yggdrasill

Norwegian author Maria Kvilhaug views Norse myths anew, in English-language book M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Yggdrasill, from the Old Norse, is a gigantic, mythical ash tree that interconnects the nine realms of Norse...

Book review: A quest of three rings

Sada Reed Tempe, Ariz. What begins in Middle-Age Egypt develops into a timeless saga, with memorable heroes whose dependence on faith and fortitude make them not just admirable, but relatable. The Kingdom of the...

He’s got the blues

From the pen of Robert Wangard, author of Target, comes a collection of harrowing stories entitled Hard Water Blues. Just as Target did, these stories seem to channel the haunting genre of crime fiction...

Marta Norheim visits PLU

Literary critic provides insight and tells about trends in Norwegian books By John Erik Stacy, 25 Mar 2011 Marta Norheim, charismatic expert on Norwegian contemporary literature, spoke at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) on 24...

The last wild food

Paul Greenburg writes about fishing and aquaculture in his book “Four Fish” John Erik Stacy, 27 Aug 2010 On August 10, Paul Greenberg, author, journalist, lover of sea food and fishing, spoke in Seattle...

Vivid New Biography Collection Records Life of Iowa Pioneers

  Nehemias Tjernagel illuminates trials of settlers and Civil War Soldiers STORY CITY, Iowa – Descendent of the Norwegian pioneering Tjernagelfamily Nehemias Tjernagel was deeply fascinated by the lives of pioneers and Civil War...

In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian dream

Dregni’s Scandinavian roots do little to prepare him and his family for the year in Trondheim eating herring cakes, obeying the conformist Janteloven (Jante’s law), and enduring the mørketid (dark time). In Cod We...