By Solveig Torvik
As a toddler, Solveig Torvik heard tales of a misplaced, mysterious great-grandfather who left Finland for the USA to make his fortune - leaving Torvik�s great-grandmother and his unborn daughter in the back of. As a reporter, Torvik decided to find the destiny of the guy who his goals to Oregon. She exposed not just the tale of 1 guy, but additionally the saga of a complete kin. In Nikolai�s Fortune, a story of Scandinavian ladies, the journalist turns truth into fiction and stocks the stories of her ancestors as she imagines they'd have instructed them.
Nikolai's Fortune is a heartbreaking, multigenerational epic, chronicling kin secrets and techniques and sufferings opposed to the backdrop of Scandinavian historical past and tradition. mixing memoir and historic fiction, grandmother, mom, and daughter every one proportion their very own tale: Kaisa, of her mother�s love for Nikolai and her personal 500-mile trek on the age of twelve from impoverished Finland around the snowy mountains of Lapland; Berit, of kid slavery and an obsession with searching out her grandfather�s fortune for her mom; and Hannah, the voice of Torvik, of her early life through the Nazi profession of Norway and her family�s emigration to Idaho.
Through designated old examine into census, church, and climate documents, in addition to educational and museum assets, Torvik recaptures a dramatic tale approximately misplaced to reminiscence and inherits anything worthy greater than a fortune in riches � a feeling of her kinfolk historical past, ethnic historical past, and the generations of outstanding ladies who got here prior to her.
Norwegian-born Solveig Torvik was once a reporter, editor, and columnist on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for thirty years. She used to be additionally a reporter for United Press overseas in Salt Lake urban and for the San Francisco Chronicle, and an editor on the San Jose Mercury News.
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