Until We Reach Home

Until We Reach Home

Book - 2008
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Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's and father's suicides. Ellin writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help. Joining 16 million other immigrants who leave their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Ellin, Kirsten, and Sophia begin the long, difficult journey fraught with hardships.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2008
ISBN: 9780764204951
Branch Call Number: AUSTIN
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 22 cm

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jerinegg
Jun 21, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction. Lynn Austin is a great author. It was a hard one to put down.

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Horselover10
Aug 14, 2013

This was a good book. Enjoyed the story, but I would have liked it better with a little less romance.. It certainly made you feel for the characters. It also had some humor in it.

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vkuhn
Jul 20, 2012

My ancestors immigrated from Sweden. I loved this book; the story of 3 sisters, the courage they had to make the journey and the struggles of getting settled in America. From my ancestors records, the story is very accurate. I bought my own copy.

MichelleCufr May 14, 2012

An amazing book! I love the way Lynn Austin writes. I would recommend this book to any one.

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snewell
Sep 22, 2010

read Sept 2010

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JGOODRICK
May 19, 2010

Well written, and the three girls all have distinct characters, which is good. But I could tell who would marry who before the story even got there, and that spoiled some of the fun for me.
I thought it was an interesting twist that the family in America didn't welcome them with open arms, they really had to step out on their own and become individuals. That was good too.

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