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Swede Hollow: A Novel. Ola Larsmo, Tiina Nunnally

Swede Hollow: A Novel


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  • Swede Hollow: A Novel
  • Ola Larsmo, Tiina Nunnally
  • Page: 312
  • Format: pdf, ePub, fb2, mobi
  • ISBN: 9781517904517
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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A riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early twentieth century When Gustaf and Anna Klar and their three children leave Sweden for New York in 1897, they take with them a terrible secret and a longing for a new life. But their dream of starting over is nearly crushed at the outset: a fire devastates Ellis Island just as they arrive, and then the relentlessly harsh conditions and lack of work in the city make it impossible for Gustaf to support his family. An unexpected gift allows the Klars to make one more desperate move, this time to the Midwest and a place called Swede Hollow. Their new home is a cluster of rough-hewn shacks in a deep, wooded ravine on the edge of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Irish, Italian, and Swedish immigrants who live here are a hardscrabble lot usually absent from the familiar stories of Swedish American history. The men hire on as poorly paid day laborers for the Great Northern or Northern Pacific railroads or work at the nearby brewery, and the women clean houses, work at laundries, or sew clothing in stifling factories. Outsiders malign Swede Hollow as unsanitary and rife with disease, but the Klar family and their neighbors persevere in this neglected corner of the city—and consider it home. Extensively researched and beautifully written, Ola Larsmo’s award-winning novel vividly portrays a family and a community determined to survive. There are hardships, indignities, accidents, and harrowing encounters, but also acts of loyalty and kindness and moments of joy. This haunting story of a real place echoes the larger challenges of immigration in the twentieth century and today.

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During the WWII era a stream of Mexicans began joining the Swede Hollow colony, adding their own In 1973 Swede Hollow was designated a Saint Paul Park. To learn more about the historic photographs displayed in this story, visit the  'Strange Immigrant' SINGLE: FREDRIK KINBOM - "Swede Hollow"
“The lyric for “Swede Hollow” was inspired by Swedish author Ola Larsmo's 2016 novel of the same name, which tells the tale of Swedish  SWEDE HOLLOW event at the East Side Freedom Library with Ola
"Deeply researched and full of memorable moments, Swede Hollow is the powerful story of a family who makes the long journey to St. Paul from Sweden in the  Swede Hollow: A Novel (9781517904517): Ola - Amazon.com
Swede Hollow: A Novel Hardcover – October 1, 2019. When Gustaf and Anna Klar and their three children leave Sweden for New York in 1897, they take with them a terrible secret and a longing for a new life.



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