Book Launch: In Search of Nordic America

Author Eric Dregni will be in St. Paul in April for a book event for his new book, Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America. Please mention this event in your print or online calendar(s) and consider a review or feature of Eric's book, or an interview with the author. Contact Heather Skinner, Publicist, at presspr@umn.edu with questions or requests. Thanks!


Book launch:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:30 pm
Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church
170 Virginia Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-4553


Eric will give a slide presentation, and sign books after the event. Refreshments will be served. Event sponsored by Common Good Books.


In Vikings in the Attic, Eric Dregni tracks down and explores the significant--often bizarre--historic sites, tales, and traditions of Scandinavia's peculiar colony in the Midwest. Dregni reveals the little-known tales that lie beneath the surface of Nordic America and proves by example why generations of Scandinavian-Americans have come to love and cherish these tales and traditions so dearly.


For more information on Vikings in the Attic, including the table of contents, visit the book's webpage:


http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/D/dregni_vikings.html


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eric Dregni is assistant professor of English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He is the author of several books, including Minnesota Marvels (2001), Midwest Marvels (2006), In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream (2008), and Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital (2009), all published by the University of Minnesota Press. During the summer, he is dean of Lago del Bosco, the Italian Concordia Language Village in northern Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis.


PRAISE FOR VIKINGS IN THE ATTIC:


"While reading Vikings in the Attic, I solved two family mysteries and added at least ten new jokes to my act." --Louie Anderson


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