Written by the author of the Norwegian-American classic "Giants in the Earth", these six short stories reveal in miniature O.E. Rolvaag's profound understanding of human motivation and his gift for capturing Norwegian-American humor. In these stories - never before published in English - we meet several unforgettable characters, including three self-assured but happless fishermen, a jilted but vengeful farm girl, a new country pastor and his wife whose phone is monitored by their parishioners, and a retired farm wife who awakens to a new sense of self-determination in her marriage. This collection is a fitting complement to Rolvaag's sweeping novels of American frontier life. Rolvaag scholars and admirers, high school and college teachers, and anyone with an interest in immigrant fiction and the American West will want to read these stories by one of America's most famous authors.
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