Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie

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Harper Collins, Aug 4, 1999 - Fiction - 560 pages
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The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.
 

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User Review  - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing

Four families from Norway settle in Minnesota--this book focuses mostly on the family of Per Hansa, but the other 3 families who came with them also play prominent parts. It reminded me a little of ... Read full review

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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

This was beautifully evocative of the 1870's prairie life of Norwegian-American immigrants in the Dakota Territories in the 1870's. Although there are lots of hardships to overcome and there is an ... Read full review

Contents

Toward the Sunset
3
HomeFounding
25
RosieRosic
70
What the Waving Grass Revealed
125
Facing the Great Desolation
178
The Heart That Dared Not Let In the San
225
On the Border of Utter Darkness
283
The Power of Evil in High Places
336
The Glory of the Lord
404
The Great Plain Drinks the Blood of Christian Men
484
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O. E. RÖlvaag was born in 1876. His books include Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' God. He died in 1931.

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