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 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 if you plan to attend, as the meeting place may vary or inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement.   

July 2018 Meeting - The Devil’s Wedding Ring

The Reading Circle will meet on Tuesday, August 21 to discuss The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstøl, the best-selling author of the Minnesota Trilogy series.

The setting of this novel is the village of Eidsborg in Telemark and the mysteries (both religious and criminal) center on a 13th-century stave church. A young scholar disappears on the night of the 1985 summer solstice. Another student disappears exactly thirty years later. Are the two disappearances related? Both were researching religious rituals conducted in the church. Those looking for answers tread on very dangerous ground.

If you plan to attend, please contact Christine Meloni at The meeting may be held at a member’s home in Northern Virginia.

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