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Tue, Jul 09


Virtual, via Google Meet

Nordic Book Club, July 2024

Nordic Book Club, July 2024
Nordic Book Club, July 2024

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual, via Google Meet

About the Event

Join us in July as we read Welcome to America (2016) by Swedish author Linda Böstrom Knausgård, translated by Martin Aitken (2019). The novel was nominated for the August Prize in Fiction in 2016.

From the publisher: 

"Ellen has stopped talking. She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brothers barricaded himself in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal. Were a family of light! she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness.Welcome to America is an exquisite portrait of a sensitive, strong-willed child and a young mind in the throes of trauma, a family on the brink of implosion, and the love that threatens to tear them apart. Linda Boström Knausgårds story of a family in crisis is shocking and imaginative. Everything is written in beautiful and sparse prose which suggests that, after all, from darkness comes light."

You can purchase the book here

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