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Book review: Berlin Poplars

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. What an extraordinary trio of brothers one finds in this captivating novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Anne Ragde! Three more dissimilar siblings could scarcely be imagined. Each of the...

On WWII in the North

Fire and Ice: Vincent Hunt’s history of WWII in northern Norway illuminates, if narrowly Michael Kleiner Philadelphia, Penn. I have always been fascinated and impressed with Norway’s role in World War II and the...

Book Review: Nesbø’s new book brings less blood

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Although Midnight Sun is a sequel to Blood on Snow, the connection is tenuous. Both protagonists are Fixers (i.e. hitmen) for powerful drug lords in Oslo, but they have...

Book Review: The Solitaire Mystery

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The Norwegian novelist Jostein Gaarder is best known for his hugely popular Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy, in which he took the challenging subject of...

Book Review: A haunting novel

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Powerfully written, hauntingly beautiful, and touching, The Year That Trembled is a vivid word picture of the troubling times young people faced living in the Vietnam War years. Events...

Book review: The Legend of Freya

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. A legend is a story passed down by word of mouth and perhaps embellished with the telling. Danish-born author Pia Litta Funk loved genealogy and history, and this inspired...

Isn’t it good? Norwegian Wood hits US shelves

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Barnes and Noble and Amazon U.S. call this “the latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon.” Amazon UK reports Norwegian Wood topped sales charts at no. 2 last month, and in Norway...