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Boat of Longing

$ 19.95


A compelling novel of immigrant life, set in Minneapolis in the early 1900s, by the acclaimed author of Giants in the Earth.


Chronicles the experiences of a sensitive young Norwegian immigrant to Minnesota and deals with the human cost of immigration. The book sharply contrasts a poetic vision of the homeland with the stark reality of life among the poor in Minneapolis in the 1910s.

"A tale woven of wisps of fog and shreds of sunshine: it is all Norse, yet thoroughly American." -- New York Times Book Review


  • By: O. E. Rølvaag
  • Format: Paper, 319 pp., 1985
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • Product ##: 9780873511841

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