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2009-2013 Book Selections


  • “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen
    A Blessed Child
    February 19, 2013
  • The Faster I Walk The Smaller I Get by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold
    April 23, 2013
  • Blind Goddess by Anne Holt & Dakota Dawn by Lorraine Snelling
    August 27, 2013
  • Days in the History of Silence by Merethe Lindstrom
    October 22, 2013
  • Blessed Child by Linn Ullmann
    December 17, 2013


  • “We are going to pick potatoes” Norway and the Holocaust: The Untold Story by Irene Levin Berman.
    This book is Berman’s memoir of her experience as a Norwegian Jew during WWII.
    November 27, 2012.
  • Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South Pole by R.D.E. MacPhee.
    September 25, 2012.
  • Hunger by Knut Hamsun.
    Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
  • Viking by Susan Margeson and Technology in the Time of the Vikings by Peter Hicks.
    March 27, 2012.
  • Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik.
    Landvik is a Norwegian-American from Minneapolis and has written several best-selling novels, which are light and very readable.
    January 24, 2012.


  • The Fellowship of Ghosts: A Journey through the Mountains of Norway, by Paul Watkins, published by National Geographic.
    The description on the book jacket captures the flavor of the book: "In this lively and engaging travel chronicle, acclaimed novelist Paul Watkins invites readers to join him on an adventure into the spectacular solitude of Norway's mountains and fjords, a world where myth and reality meet in a magnificent and untouched landscape."
    November 22, 2011.
  • The Last Fix by popular Norwegian crime novelist, K.O. Dahl.
    July 2011.
  • The Story of Edvard Munch by Ketil Bjørnstad.
    Special guest and longtime lodge friend Sarah Epstein was presented with honorary membership in Sons of Norway at the meeting.
    May 25, 2011.
  • World’s Best Place: Norway and the Norwegians by Solveig Torvik.
    The reading Circle members all agreed that this book gave them valuable insights into life in Norway today. They would highly recommend it to all lodge members.
    March 30, 2011.


  • Skis against the Atom, by Knut Haukelid
    The story of Norwegian heroism during the Nazi occupation of Norway.
    November 2010.
  • The Norwegian Lady and the Wreck of the Dictator by William O. Foss.
    The Norwegian Dictator sank off the coast of Virginia Beach in 1891.
    September 21, 2010.
  • Borlaug by Noel Vietmeyer.
    May 19, 2010.
  • Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag.
    March 15, 2010.
  • Hidden Falls by Carla Danziger.
    January 19, 2010.


  • When the Devil Holds the Candle by Karin Fossum. September 23, 2009.
  • The Wreath by Sigrid Undset, translation by Tina Nunnally. This the first volume of Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy. July 22, 2009.