Scandinavian mass migration, World War I, influenza epidemic, Great Depression, dust bowl, and World War II create the wide-angle sweep for Skipping Stones : a story of finding home written by local author Gloria Koll. The novel is about Kari, a brave young woman who travels on her own from Norway to 1880s Dakota Territory to make a life for herself.
Gloria, in cooperation with Sno-Isle Libraries and local harpist Claudia Walker, will talk about her book at the Coupeville Library on Sunday, November 1st at 2pm. Gloria will alternate her reading of several stories from the book with Claudia’s Norwegian and early American tunes. The program will last about one hour.
This novel will brighten discussions among readers who like well-told stories about women helping women, dissimilar marriages, mothers and sons, big, energetic families, American landscape, and men and women making it through hard times.