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The Invention of Lefse: A Christmas Story

The Invention of Lefse: A Christmas Story

by Larry Woiwode


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This Christmas story opens a window on the stark world of a bare Norwegian Christmas where small, unlooked-for blessings bring new hope and beauty to the life of a struggling family.

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ISBN-13: 9781433527364
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Larry Woiwode is a Guggenheim and Lannan Fellow, recipient of the William Faulkner Foundation Award and John DosPassos Prize, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Book Critics Circle Award, and has received the Medal of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters “for distinction in the art of the short story.” His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Books & Culture, and The Atlantic. He is Poet Laureate of North Dakota, Writer-in-Residence at Jamestown College, and author of Words Made Fresh and Words for Readers and Writers

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“Woiwode has a poet’s sensibility, and his scenes can resonate with perfect descriptions, not a detail astray. . . . I could go on enumerating the solidity and effective voice with which Woiwode sketches his world.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Here is a writer truly of American grain, a writer whose prose throbs with affection for and understanding of the land and its people.”
—The Washington Post Book World

“He continues to be a writer who can not only dazzle . . . but illuminate. . . . There is something organic, whole, and necessary about his work; it blows fuses.”
—The Boston Globe

“One reads Woiwode as much for the power and stunning beauty of his prose as for any story he chooses to tell.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“He writes with a sense of both the quicksilver movement of language on the run and the reflective inner drag and furrowing of thought.”
—The New York Times Book Review

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