The Children’s Blizzard

Book Café

Looking for interaction and social connections? Are you maxed out on Netflix? Want to virtually meet new friends and discuss books and ideas with like-minded bibliophiles? The Book Cafe is open and offers five interest groups: Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Cozy Reads, Young Adult, and Children’s. Sign up individually or with friends. Even Great Uncle Albert who lives in Montana can join in the fun. All you need is an internet connection to listen in and discuss!

Date

May 19 2021

Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Children’s Blizzard

by Melanie Benjamin

Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers—one becomes a hero of the storm and the other finds herself ostracized in the aftermath.

It’s also the story of Anette Pedersen, a servant girl whose miraculous survival serves as a turning point in her life and touches the heart of Gavin Woodson, a newspaperman seeking redemption. It was Woodson and others like him who wrote the embellished news stories that lured northern European immigrants across the sea to settle a pitiless land. Boosters needed them to settle territories into states, and they didn’t care what lies they told these families to get them there—or whose land it originally was.

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