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Come Back to Småland in Sweden By Dianne Carlson Cook
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Letters, documents, photographs, and histories from Sweden illuminate the historical scrapbook reaching back to Viking times – to rune stones, Odin, and the Old Norse gods. The history... More > continues through Catholic times and Reformation. Chapters touch on Linnaeus, the flower king, Queen Christina, Joe Hill, Greta Garbo, royalty, peasantry, the highborn and low, wars, loss of glory at Poltava, crop failures, and the mass emigration in the 1800s. Lines from folktales, literature, and songs evoke feelings and color details from old genealogical documents interlaced with recipes, cures, prayers, fragments of conversations, newspaper reports, and other resources pouring from Småland, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska, documented with references, illustrated with archival photographs from Sandsjö Hembygdsförening Archive< Less

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