Author and historian Von Rothenberger says the book “furthers the understanding of women’s roles in community and farm life on the northern Great Plains during the early twentieth Century.”

Historian Dr. Lori Ann Lahlum says it highights “the richness of life in one rural Norwegian American community that resonates with the experiences of many in rural communities on the northern plains.”

Author Solveig Zempel calls it “a compelling story of a strong woman” who had the ability to “carry on to create a good life for her family.”

Storyography by Tricia