It's our belief that no one can never have to many books. Especially, local and social history. Over the years we have read several hundred books, congressional reports, journals, diaries, memoirs, history, guidebooks, and much more. The following is an edited list of the books that have been reviewed by either Nearby Norwegians or Martin Roe Eidhammer, a blogger who lives in Norway. He posts a new book every Monday, several of which are read-worthy. Below is a list of the books and links to the reviews.
Below are guidelines in how to read and navigate the list:
· The title of the book has a link to one of the following – Wikipedia.org, GoodReads.org, Worldcat.org, Amazon.com or the publisher’s website.
· The date listed, following the author’s name, is a link to the blog review of that particular book.
· If there is a year listed after the book title, that indicates when it was published.
· The words contained within the brackets [ ] indicate the type of book; i.e. Social History, Children's, Reference, etc.
If we have overlooked your favorite book, let us know and we'll consider reviewing it and posting it on Nearby Norwegians blog.
#1 Book Reviews: NEARBY NORWEGIANS Blog
The Land of Dreams (2014)
Only the Dead (2015)
Norsk, Lapp, and Finn, or Travel -Tracings From the Far North of Europe. - Tongue-in-Cheek Travel: 19th Century Norwegians
by Frank Vincent Jr. – May 9, 2013
by Moritz Nachtstern [Book Review] – August 29, 2012
by Vendela Vida – January 10, 2018
by Ellen Marie Jensen – January 29, 2013
The Mountains Wait [Book Review]
by Theodor Broch – August 13, 2012
by Knute Burger, a Seattleite With Norwegian Roots Writes About Seattle: Now, Then, and in the Future – February 22, 2009
Johan Thuri: An Account of the Sami by Translated and Edited
by Thomas A. DuBois – February 4, 2013
#2 Book Reviews: by MARTIN ROE EIDHAMMER, on his blog: NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY AND THEN SOME • GENEALOGY, HISTORY AND CULTURE FROM NORWAY ... Books on Monday.
Martin is a Norwegian, living in Norway with his wife Lise and three young adults. He grew up in Vestnes in Romsdal (Møre og Romsdal county) and currently lives in Skjevik, east of the town Molde. Martin is a blogger, one that is followed by Nearby Norwegians. On his blog he has a category title Books on Monday. Each Monday he posts a book review. Below are a few of the books he has reviewed.
by Knut Hamsun [FICTION]– September 25, 2017
Norwegian Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) [FICTION]
by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe – January 9, 2017
If You Were Me and Lined in … Norway: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World [CHILDREN’S BOOK]
by Carole P. Rornan – March 27, 2017 • available on Kindle for free.
Conversations Loosely Translated: A Story of Koshkonong Prairie [SOCIAL HISTORY] by Karen S. Swensson – April 3, 2017
Between Rocks and Hard Places [SOCIAL HISTORY]
by Ann Urness Gesme – July 17, 2017
History of Norway [SOCIAL HISTORY]
by John A. Yilek – June 19, 2017
Stories of Norway [SOCIAL HISTORY]
by John A. Yilek – June 19, 2017
In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream [TRAVEL MEMOIR]
by Eric Dregni – July 17, 2017
Abercrombie Trail: A Novel of the 1862 Uprising Abercrombie Trail #1
Pomme de Terre: A Novel of the Minnesota Uprising Abercrombie Trail #2
Birdie Abercrombie Trail #3
by Candance Simar – October 17, 2016
by Zempel – October 3, 2016
by Kirsten Seaver – January 30, 2017
by Kristen Seaver – January 30, 2017
by George Tobias Flom – January 23, 2017
by Kathleen Stokker – November 28, 2016
Norwegian Life [CULTURE & LIFE]
by Ethlyn T. Clough (published in 1909 and reprinted) – March 27, 2017
Norwegian-English Dictionary [REFERENCE BOOK]
by Einar Haugen – March 13, 2017
The Social Guidebook to Norway: An Illustrated Introduction [REFERENCE BOOK]
by Julien S. Bourrelle (author) and Nicholas Lund (illustrator) – October 10, 2016
The Mystery of Nils, part 1 – Norwegian Course for Beginners, Learn Norwegian [REFERENCE BOOK] – February 13, 2017
The Age of the Vikings [SCHOLARLY WORK]
by Anders Winroth -- September 26, 2016
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga [SCHOLARLY WORK]
by William F. Fitzhugh (editor), Elisabeth Ward (editor) – September 26, 2016
by Linda March – September 5, 2016
Norwegian by Night [NOVEL]
by Derek B. Miller – September 5, 2016
New lands, New Lives: Scandinavian Immigrants to the Pacific Northwest by Janet E. Rasmussen – January 26, 2009