Saga of an Immigrant - From Norway to North Dakota - Sven O. Groethe (1882-1964)
by Osborne V. Groethe
Imagine a story where kind and loving parents would find it necessary to require a young son to leave home - his parents, brothers, sisters, and friends - for a new land thousands of kilometers away.
Imagine feeling you may never again see your loved and nearest family; neither the beautiful Hemesdal valley, the serene lakes, the lush "Stølen", nor the magnificient mountains that have surrounded you for all of your twenty years.
This story of my Father is a saga of courage and strength, and a celebration of a people - The early Norwegian immigrants.
Paperback, 50pp. 2013