Giants In The Earth
a Saga of the Prairie
by Ole Edvart Rölvaag, Norway (1876-1931).
A Norwegian pioneer family struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America. Based partly on Rølvaag's personal experiences as a settler, and on the experiences of his wife’s family who had been immigrant homesteaders, the novel depicts snow storms, locusts, poverty, hunger, loneliness, homesickness, the difficulty of fitting into a new culture, and the estrangement of immigrant children who grow up in a new land. A classic.
Paperback, 532pp. 1927