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Nordic Book Club

Nearly NormalJoin the monthly Swenson Center book club to discuss books on Nordic topics or by Nordic authors. We will provide coffee and tea and a welcoming environment! Books chosen are available in both Swedish and English, with the discussion in English. Swedish language learners can continue practicing their Swedish reading skills while non-Swedish language learners are welcome to read the title in English.

March's book is "A Nearly Normal Family" by M.T. Edvardsson, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles (Swedish title "En helt vanlig familj")

"M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life—and one another." --from Goodreads

Didn't have time to finish the book? We get it. Join us anyway to get inspired to finish the book!

Registration in advance is suggested, but day-of registrations will be accepted. Register online, call 309-794-7204, mail a check made out to "Swenson Center," or stop by the Center. 


Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (1st floor)

Denkmann Memorial Building

3520 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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Free for Swenson Center members and Augie students/$10 nonmember

Register today!