Not So Far From Home - 0942323203

Not So Far From Home - 0942323203

Roald Steen, Not So Far From Home © 1993 North American Heritage Press, Minot, North Dakota, Soft Cover, 227 Pages, 0-942323-20-3.  ISBN-10: 0942323203

This book is composed of a selection of articles written for Norway Times by the author. As a native of Bergen, Norway, the author provides an insider's view of many little-known, but interesting places, customs and events.  As for his new Norway, the heritage-commemorating activities and accomplishments of the Norwegian-Americans are reported with objectivity and a good measure of pride.

From the Publisher

Its easy to find Norway. Its that long, spoon-shaped country in northwest Europe. But Norway Times correspondent Roald Steen knows that Norway can also be found elsewhere . . . right smack-dab in the heart of America! When the thousands of Norwegian immigrants sailed west to America in the 1800s and early 1900s they brought along not only their material belongings but also their Nordic traditions and heritage.

This rich ethnic spirit continues to live and even thrive in the many Norwegian settlements throughout the United States. This book is a compilation of stories that first appeared in Mr. Steen's popular column in the then Brooklyn, New York-based newspaper, Norway Times.

So, if you were unlucky enough to miss these wonderful stories the first time around, in that publication, then here's your chance to enjoy Americas slice of Norway from someone who has a love for both countries.

To give the reader a better perspective of Mr. Steen's native Norway, he provides an insiders view of many little-known, but interesting places, customs and events. As for his new Norway, the heritage-commemorating activities and accomplishments of the Norwegian-Americans are reported with objectivity and a good measure of pride. We think you will agree that Roald Steen is a writer who is at home in either of the two Norways.

 

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