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Bokprat: Kristine, Finding Home by Aleta Chossek

February 8, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Vesterheim Bokprat: Kristine, Finding Home with Maren Johnson and Author Aleta Chossek

February 8 | (7:00-8:15 pm CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College’s Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. In February, Dr. Johnson is joined by author Aleta Chossek to discuss her 2019 book Kristine, Finding Home.

Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America is the story of Kristine Kristiansen Hjelmeland, a young woman born and raised in Førde, Norway, and her journey from sheltered maiden aunt, to mother, to leader within her new American community. Her captivating narrative explores the powerful themes of belonging, ambition, and hope within the context of a family love story. Based on letters and reports, photographs, and oral history, this story is written for Kristine’s descendants and in honor of all those who have the courage to change their lives.

Registration is required for this free event. Find more info and register here.


February 8, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM