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Swedish American Museum Book Club w/ Author Helen Lundström Erwin

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE

Book Club Online

January 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries.
This is a free event and you can register by emailing [email protected]

For the January event the author, Helen Lundström Erwin will join us for book club!!

Here are the upcoming book club books:
January
Sour milk in sheep’s wool by Helen Lundström Erwin
February
Antiphony by Laila Stien
March
Pakkis by Khalid Hussain

The books can be bought in the Museum Store.

About Sour milk in sheep’s wool
Sweden, at the turn of the 20th century. Two women, an unwed mother and a suffragette, living lives so different from each other it’s as if they were separated by time, not just circumstance. They don’t know it, but destiny is pulling them toward each other and their fates are interlinked.

Anette spins lies to hide that she’s an unwed mother with many children. And with different fathers for most of them, a staggering truth she can barely admit even to herself. Without the ability to protect herself from unwanted pregnancies, she moves each time she gets pregnant, telling the same tale as always, she’s a widow.

Hanna closes her café for the night and opens the door to her activist friends, creating a space safe from curious husbands and disapproving eyes. Inspired by the pioneer temperance woman Emelie Rathou, who linked alcohol abuse with the oppression of women, they join forces with the rest of the nation and the world and begin the long fight for Women’s Suffrage.

Helen Lundström Erwin, author of the acclaimed James’ Journey, has created a well-researched, and riveting second historical novel. By introducing revolutionary women like Elise Ottesen-Jensen, the co-founder of International Planned Parenthood Federation, you’ll be transported back in time, joining our foremothers while they fight for reproductive justice and the right to vote.

More info and Zoom event ID at: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/event/book-club-online-19/

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/event/book-club-online-19/

Venue

Online Event