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The promise of dawn, Lauraine Snelling

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The promise of dawn
Title
The promise of dawn
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Lauraine Snelling
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Minnesota, 1909. When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own. Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?
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To immigrate to the United States or not? That is the question facing pregnant Signe and her family. They go... and then wish they hadn't. After a difficult trip from Norway to Minnesota, they are met with demanding relatives who force them to endure harsh labor to repay their passage. Giving fascinating insight into early-1900s' life and the trials immigrants faced, The Promise of Dawn is the first of a series. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Writing style
Character
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10574344
Cataloging source
DLC
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Snelling, Lauraine
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.N39
LC item number
P78 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Under northern skies
Series volume
book 1
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  • Norwegians
  • Immigrant families
  • Farm life
  • Contract labor
  • Immigrants
  • Minnesota
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise of dawn, Lauraine Snelling
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780764219580
Lccn
2016059755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 961152347
  • (OCoLC)961152347
Label
The promise of dawn, Lauraine Snelling
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780764219580
Lccn
2016059755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 961152347
  • (OCoLC)961152347

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