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Author Ann Urness Gesme writes in the preface to this 2021 book: “Between Rocks and Hard Places” was published in 1993 and is now out of print. Rather than simply reprinting the original book, and considering the modern conveniences of communications & technology, it has been a joy to work with my three children who offered their sincere interest and many talents to produce this updated version titled NORWEGIAN EMIGRATION: BETWEEN ROCKS AND HARD PLACES.
In this new book, Ann shares her research detailing customs and conditions in the lives of rural Norwegians as they began to consider emigration in the 1800’s. With this information, readers will gain logical and credible insight into the daily lives of our Norwegian ancestors.