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LRPL Book Club: Selma
November 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Join us at 5:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the previous month’s book pick!
October’s book pick is Selma: Swedish Fortitude on the North Dakota Frontier by Lela Selma Peterson. Selma made the decision; she would leave her parents and two of her five children in Sweden and follow her husband Johan to America. The year was 1904, and the black dirt did not produce gold, as the propaganda had promised. Side by side Selma and Johan worked together, but weather disasters, taxes, sicknesses, government surprises, death, and utter poverty were at every turn. One hurdle after another crossed their path. Could their faith and determination keep them going? Would they ever see the two children they left behind? Could they succeed and fulfill their dream? Or had God abandoned them and dropped them into a God-forsaken land?
Stop by the library to pick up your copy today!