Reading Circle

The Reading Circle meets every other month, six times a year. We discuss fiction and non-fiction books by Norwegian or Norwegian-American writers. Everyone is welcome.

Please email Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org to confirm or for more information. Everyone is welcome. 

Meetings are 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., at the Norway House (directions) unless otherwise specified. It is important to RSVP to Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org if you plan to attend, as the meeting place may vary or inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement.   

June 2018 Meeting - The Wife

We will be discussing The Wife, the second book in Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy, on Tuesday, June 19th from 7:30 to 9 PM. Everyone is welcome. Contact Facilitator Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org for further information.

Undset was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature “principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages.” The best English translation is that of award-winning translator Tiina Nunnally. An audiobook of the entire trilogy (approx. 45 hours) is available from amazon.com for $19.99.

Last month we said “farvel” (not goodbye) to longstanding Reading Circle member Julie Burnett, who will be moving with her husband Mike to the Lake Louisa area of Virginia. We plied her with almond cake, cupcakes, and chocolate in hopes she will return for future Reading Circle meetings!

2018 Book Selections

  • Tuesday, February 20 – Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø
  • Tuesday, April 24 – The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas
  • Tuesday, June 19– The Wife (Book II of Kristin Lavransdatter) by Sigrid Undset
  • Tuesday, August 21 – The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidal Sundstøl
  • Tuesday, October 23 – Broken by Karin Fossum
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

View summaries of the 2018 book selections


Cultural Skills Program

Many of the members of the Reading Circle are working for their pins in Norwegian Literature. You can work on the Cultural Skills Program even if you cannot attend the discussions. Contact Christine Meloni for more information at reading@norwaydc.org.