December's book is A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of all Time compiled by New Vessel Press, 2019.
"This collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the popular contemporary Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard. These Nordic tales—coming from the very region where so much of traditional Christmas imagery originates—convey a festive and contemplative spirit laden with lingonberries, elks, gnomes, Sami trolls, candles, church spires, gingerbread, and aquavit in abundance." --from Amazon
Join the Swenson Center's monthly book club to discuss books on Nordic topics or by Nordic authors.
Register by December 7 to receive an access code to join the meeting.
Note: You may wish to set up a Zoom account in advance if you don't already have one. There will also be an option to call in by phone.
Free for Swenson Center members and Augie students/$10 nonmemberSign up