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Roberta Stepan
02-10-07, 19:29
This is a book written by Mark Munger of the Duluth area that is called: Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh, a Novel. It is historical fiction written about the Finns in the northeast portion of Minnesota and is based mostly in Duluth. He has done a lot of research and brings the era of the early Finnish emigration to MN alive. It is a very easy to read book and interesting. It talks about all the political turmoil of the time – both in Finland and in Minnesota and how the Finns were involved. He has written some real individuals into the story including Heikki Sarvela, a Pioneer Preacher member of my family (my grandmother’s brother). The book is available through the Cloquet River Press.