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January book group to discuss "Nordicana"

The Nordic Book Club's January's book is "Nordicana: 100 Icons of Nordic Cool & Scandi Style."

The virtual club is sponsored by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana. It is free to Swenson members and students, and $10 for nonmembers. The club meets via Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. Central Time.

 Register by Jan. 10 to receive a link to join the meeting.

Description: "Over the last decade, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture? Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a quick introduction to 100 icons of Scandi style and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations."

February's book is "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life" by Anu Partanen. March will be about "Hotel Silence" by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir.

Contact: or 309-794-7204

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